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Selfish Sewing Week Day 2 & 3

Day 2 & 3 Birch Fabrics makes beautiful fabrics that are wonderful for sewing! I am loving working with them this week. Today I made a clutch purse using "Elk Grove Patchwork", a fat quarter of Kona solid fabric, white Aurifil 50 wt. thread, and the Pretty Little Framed Purse Tutorial again. The tutorial has directions for both a coin and clutch framed purse. I recommend it highly for making both projects! Elk Grove Patchwork Elk Grove Birch Fabrics The tutorial calls for a 10" square to be folded in half to make the clutch but with directional fabrics, the back ends up being upside down. I fussy cut (2) pieces 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" (so it has a little extra), then I sewed the two bottoms halves together to make one piece. I then cut it down to a 10" square, so when it is folded it will have the two tops, and both sides are right-side up. Side 1 Side 2 I used this lovely green/blue Kona solid for the inside! I sewed the frame with Aurifil 12 wt.,