Saturday, 20 July 2013

The Blueberry Clutch Bag


I am not very good at evening bags. I tend to have just one handbag that is large enough to contain absolutely everything I could possible need, and that goes everywhere with me. So when it comes to special events, I have often put thought into dress and shoes, only to find I have totally forgotten about a bag, and have to secrete the few things I might need for the night in my husband's pockets. 



So that is what put me in mind to design an evening bag. But the other thing was this lovely sparkly wool. I can't even tell you the maker, as I found it in a bargain bucket, and just loved its deep blue and sparkle.


This is my second design, as I started off doing something similar but with cables running down both sides. But in the end I undid this, as I thought the wool was pretty enough in itself, and didn't need too much fancy stitching.
 

The pattern explains how to sew in a lining. This helps the bag keep its shape, and I think the glimpse of a beautiful lining fabric also makes the bag much more glamorous. My lining is a beautiful piece of Thai silk. If you want to knit a larger bag the pattern also explains very simply how you can do this.

47 comments:

  1. How chic !!!
    Beautifully made !!

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  2. Gorgeous, the lining is a perfect compliment to the wool.

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  3. I love the colour of that bag. Elegant.

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  4. it's lovely the design, colour, lining YUM!

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  5. Stunning blue, great idea and I love the pattern too......

    Claire :)

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  6. Beautiful!

    I have an evening bag, but I'm also forgetful, so I'll be struggling to figure out what I need to transfer from my every day purse to the evening bag just as we're trying to leave the house.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  7. very clever and what great knitting! love the colour of the yarn with those sparkly threads :)

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  8. Funnily enough I went out last night without hubbie. I had no suitable bag really and ended up using one that was so small that I had to give some things to a friend to carry dur. The yarn looks like twinkle. It is very pretty.

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  9. What a gorgeous colour! And the lining fabric is beautiful.

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  10. So very pretty and the colour is just like the sky at the moment. The lining material you have used is also beautiful. Hope you have a good week.

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  11. Its a lovely bag, with very pretty lining too. I particularly like the wavy detail on the flap.

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  12. this is so pretty! the beautiful lining fabric compliments the wool so well, you will be quite the belle of the ball at future events carrying this :) and maybe come home with a few orders! x

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  13. I love handbags and this one is so pretty. I wish I had your talent.

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  14. What a gorgeous bag and the silk lining sets it off beautifully :)

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  15. Lovely design. The lining compliments the wool colour perfectly.

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  16. Gorgeous! I like the fabric on the inside.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  17. I really like the addition of the lining with the knitted bag - makes it look even more pretty.

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  18. ADORABLE! I love your clutch! The color and the inside fabric is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  19. It is beautiful! Love the colour and the lining is gorgeous too!

    Thanks so much for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together!!

    http://www.andsewwecraft.com/2013/07/and-sew-we-craft-together-linky-party-52/

    Amy x

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  20. WOW! That is a beautiful clutch! You have created it beautiful and the color is gorgeous!

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  21. just lovely! I especially like the lining...

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  22. Gorgeous. I like how the yarn glitters, and the lining is lovely.

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  23. Beautiful bag. Enjoy showing it off at those special occasions.

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  24. Very chic! love how it sparkles.

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  25. Very cute! Love the yarn, I have some in black that I have been wanting to use. New follower via gfc from WIP. Would love to have you stop by and check out my page. http://unravelingends.blogspot.com/

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  26. always good when the yarn and project match perfectly.
    Gorgeous bag.

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  27. This is lovely, especially with the sparkly wool!

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  28. Gorgeous clutch! Love the colour and bit of sparkle makes it extra special.

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  29. LOVE IT! The sparkles are perfect and I love the lining to. Beautiful design.

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  30. Its so beautiful and in my favourite colour. Perfect work!

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  31. Oh, it's lovely...just lovely and your lining is just prefect. Beautiful!!!

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  32. Adorable !
    Bonne fin de journée !
    Anna

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  33. Very nice, I am inviting you to share this with Show Your Stuff:

    http://www.treasuresmadefromyarn.com/2013/07/show-your-stuff.html

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  34. Oh wow that is pretty and beautifully finished.

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  35. Gorgeous, and love the lining! Hope to see you back on Craft Schooling Sunday when the party resumes this Sunday!

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  36. It's very beautiful and very elegant!
    I'd loooooooove having it for mysefl:)
    Visiting from Craft Schooling Sunday

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