Saturday, 15 November 2014

Le Challenge X - The Nora Clutch by Heidi Staples at Fabric Mutt

When I read the theme for this month's Le Challenge was X, the first thing I thought of was Maths. It was the perfect theme because not so long ago I won some fabric from Quilt Taffy and couldn't resist getting a charm pack of Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda too. You must have seen this collection, it's so fun! I couldn't wait to use it.


When I was choosing (a loooong time ago!) which University to go to, I was very tempted to study Maths. I have always liked Maths, I suppose it has to do with my Mum. She has a degree in Maths. In the end I studied Architecture... About coincidences, a couple of days ago it was my Mum's birthday. For her birthday she asked my Dad for a tablet (!). During the Zakka Along 2.0 I had made her a kindle pouch and I see she uses it all the time, so I thought I'd make her a tablet pouch too.



It's a long time I've been admiring Heidi Staples' "The Nora Clutch". I know it's not for tablets but I thought that you could use it in two different ways, depending on what you need it for. A clutch when you don't need a big handbag. You open up the clutch and, voilà, you can use it as a tablet pouch, when you want to take your tablet around with you. Fancy and very useful!


So here's my Mum's handmade present and... she likes it! Success. A lovely pattern that looks great with all sorts of different fabrics/colours. Thank you Heidi for the very clear tutorial!



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18 comments:

  1. Wow, what an awesome gift for your mother! I like the combination of aqua and brown, those fabrics are really wonderful!

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  2. I love the fabric and I'm a maths geek too!

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  3. Oh, it's lovely! I've used a different one of Heidi's tutorials before, and it was great. Hope your mum enjoys her bag.

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  4. I have had this pattern on my 'to make' list for ages. It looks fantastic - and the fabric is perfect for this months Challenge :-)

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  5. A challenge well met I'd say, and a lovely gift to boot :)

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  6. A challenge well met I'd say, and a lovely gift to boot :)

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  7. Really cute and that fabric is perfect for your mum!

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  8. Great clutch and I love that it has several uses for your mom!

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  9. Ohhhh, what a wonderful gift for your mother.
    The clutch is so lovely!

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  10. LOVE THIS CLUTCH!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. IT's a beautifful pouch and gift! Love the fabrics!
    Susie

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  12. Great clutch! I had never heard of this pattern - so thanks for sharing on le challenge!

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  13. The fabric seems so very appropriate for your mum. Good choice.

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  14. I love Sweetwater fabrics. Great job, your mum is going to love it. Maybe I better make one for mum now she has accepted technology and got a tablet.lol.

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  15. what a lovely present for your mum! It looks great, I like Elementary too, though I'm not a fan of maths!

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  16. Very cute present. Of course your mom loved it, who wouldn't!

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  17. Great job! I love all the fabrics you chose. Perfect gift! If you're looking for another place to share your projects, I would love to have you stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. It's open now :)

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