Paper Pieced Sunrise Clutch

Sunrise Clutch

Sunrise Clutch

This is a brand new pattern by Sara Larson of Sew Sweetness.  You can purchase the pattern for $8.00 here as a pdf download. I love buying patterns this way because it is so immediate – no waiting for the mail to bring the pattern. It comes to you over the computer and you print it out yourself. Since the front and back of this bag are paper pieced, I printed out the templates on special paper for paper piecing.

Jelly roll by Riley Blake

Jelly roll by Riley Blake

I made my clutch with a jelly roll of fabric. A “jelly roll”  is a collection of 42 coordinated 2-1/2″ precut strips. This is perfect for this pattern as none of the pieces are wider than 2-1/2″. It takes 40 different pieces to make up the sunrise on the front and back.

Paper piecing

Paper piecing

Piecing done

Piecing done

Trimmed

Trimmed

Sewn together.

Sewn together.

The finished bag has an optional wrist strap and an inverted zipper.

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Optional wrist strap.

Inverted zipper in the top.

Inverted zipper in the top (and a pretty zipper pull).

This was a fun clutch to make. Sara (the designer) has many pictures of it made up in different colors in her blog post here. The pattern is copyrighted but includes permission for the home sewist to sell the bags made from her patterns at craft fairs and on-line. I really appreciate it when designers give this permission right up front. My quilt guild, NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase, has a quilt show every other year and we sew items to sell at the show to benefit the guild and some designers won’t give us permission to sell an item made from their design. I just don’t understand this. So, thank you Sara!

Paper Pieced Sunrise Clutch

Paper Pieced Sunrise Clutch

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Paper Pieced Sunrise Clutch

  1. Jan B Gavin

    Adorable! I love the black and white palette and the inverted zipper is beyond me. Great job, Linda.

  2. Sandy J. Selig

    I love it!! But I don’t understand the paper piercing?? Is there paper in there? BTW, I loved what you made for Sandy too. Did she like it?

    • Paper piecing does involve sewing onto a paper pattern but the paper is removed after the stitching is done. Some paper is easier than other to remove which is why I used a paper that was made for this purpose – it tore away very easily.

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