Saturday, April 02, 2011

Painted Clutch




I found the directions for this in the Jan/Feb 09 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors
I'm just beginning to work with fabric and sewing, and this was a very simple project to do.  
I'm so excited to be attending the Create Mixed Media Retreat sponsored by CPS.  It is right in my "backyard".  Both the classes I've chosen focus on fabric and machine stitching.  The clutch project featured in the above mentioned issue of CPS was submitted by Alisa Burke and one of the classes I'll be taking is taught by her. My end result is not as fancy as hers (I forgot to line with brown paper bag) but I had fun doing this first one.  I used sandwiched plastic bags and ironed/fused them together (you can see the Target logo faintly in this example) and proceeded from there.


If you live in Orange County or a reasonable distance in Southern California, don't miss this Create Mixed Media Retreat in May.




5 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your clutches Marilyn!
I am planning to attend the retreat as well. Just haven't narrowed down my workshop choices yet! Thanks for the reminder :)

hkpowerstudio said...

Very cool! I'm in the process of experimenting with fabric and image transfer. Isn't it fun working with fabs?

hkpowerstudio said...

Very cool! I'm in the process of experimenting with fabric and image transfer. Isn't it fun working with fabs?

teri said...

I've been playing around with fabric and stitching, too. Just got a new sewing machine this year and it's sooo much easier than the old one that I kind of have to use it.

Jill said...

I made one of these too! It was inspired by Alisa Burke, that may be who did the article in cps? Do you follow her blog? I haven't actually used mine yet I have to confess though...Isn't it fun?