Sewing leave: mini clutch bag pictures

As some of you may or may not know, I recently decided to go on a self imposed sewing leave for a month. Simply put, I was giving myself some time to focus on getting to know my new machine and try out some new sewing projects. 

One of the first things I decided to do was a bit of social sewing by heading to the gorgeous Sewing Cafe in Hinckley to do the lovely Heather's Mini Clutch Bag workshop. It was the first sewing workshop I've ever done and I had so much fun! You can read all about it here and yup the crazy, bright stripey, pink polka dot bag above is mine. I particularly liked the fact that we got to put a lovely pleat down the middle, with ric-rac and ribbon to compliment.

Have you been sewing recently? I'd love to hear what you made!