My brain is fried. For no good reason at all other than I have been running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off for the last few days.  Plus, I’ve eaten waaaaayyyy to much fat (like oodles and oodles of butter), and I think too much heavy food makes my mind tired.  But, I digress, I haven’t been writing much, but I’ve been crocheting, and isn’t that all that matters anyway?

On Tuesday I was halfway finished with a tee-shirt yarn clutch.  Remember this?

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Today I completed the purse, and boy did it turn out cute!  It took a little bit of thinking about how I would sew the purse up.  My initial thought was that I would reverse single crochet the edges together to create a cord look.  But it wasn’t turning out, so I just whip stitched them while wrapping the two ends together.  Using a contrasting colored tee-shirt yarn created the look I was going for, and took less time than if I would have done the reverse single crochet.

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How to close the purse took some more thinking.  No wonder my brain was fried!  After pulling out my box of buttons, I found this.

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I call this “the saber tooth button” because I don’t know what kind of button or attachment this really is.  But, does it really matter, the saber tooth worked great and gave the purse a little personality.

Here’s the final result.  This was a great practice piece.  Meaning, I have never lined anything I’ve crocheted with fabric before and I haven’t made a clutch purse ever.  I think it turned out great, and would like to make more and hone my skills.  But this clutch is going to be a staple for me this summer, I love that it is small enough to fit into my big purse, but big enough to fit all the essentials in for a night out.  What do you think?

Happy Crocheting!

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