I was inspired by this month's "Craft Book Month" theme over at Crafts Buds to make something from a book I received for my birthday a few months ago. I love this book: Bags: The Modern Classics by Sue Kim. It has so many simple patterns for nice bags, wristlets, totes, etc. A lot of the shapes inside are quite simple; it might be easy enough for a seasoned bag maker to figure them out on one's own - but for me, if there's a pattern available, I would much rather take advantage of someone else's hard work.
I chose to make the clutch on the cover. I would die for a half yard of that Echino leopard spot (!) - it's a gorgeous clutch, but since I don't have that print, I went ahead and used some of my Lark stash. I love the ikat print - I thought I would hate it when I saw it online, but it's actually my favorite print from that collection.ANYWAY- this project could easily be done in an evening if you had no interruptions - it's a very simple bag. I enjoyed making it and I am pleased with the results!