Thursday, September 26, 2013

Little Bow Pleat Clutch Bag And A Giveaway

It's been a busy time here on the bag testing front. Sara's Aragon Bag Pattern still has a giveaway running and now I have a cute Little Bow Pleat Clutch Bag to show you.

I was fortunate to test this for Samantha from At home with MrsH. Make sure you pop over and see the other testers bags, they've all done such a wonderful job.

Here's mine. Samantha did suggest I may have difficulties with upholstery fabric on this one but I'm a rebel and won't be defeated. So upholstery fabric it was. The bow I made from satin.
Both Samantha and I thought ironing the pleat may be a problem but I managed to press the heck out of it.

You can't see it very well in the photos but the darker parts along the top of the bag have like a glitter effect in the fabric.

Inside there's a zipper pocket and the main closure has a magnetic button.

The bow is only sewn at the sides in the pattern so you can slip your hand behind it to hold your clutch but I decided to stitch mine down in the center. The pattern also includes instructions for two ribbon loops on the inside to attach a chain handle but I left those out.

A great little clutch that can be made to look completely different depending on the occasion you want to use it for.

Now for the GIVEAWAY.

Samantha is kindly offering a free pattern to the winner of the giveaway. As usual I'm not going to make you jump through hoops in order to win, all you have to do is leave a comment and I'd love it if you followed my blog but you don't have to.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave your email with your comment. In past giveaways I've had so many comments that are 'no-reply' so if your comment is picked by Random Generator and I can't get in touch with you I'll have to choose another winner. It's very time consuming trying to track down people who don't have emails included and my internet can be a bit of a hit or a miss sometimes so I'd appreciate your cooperation.

If you'd like a chance to win, the giveaway will run from today until 14th October 2013.
 Liz at Moments also tested this clutch bag, hers is so cute, Liz is also doing a giveaway that finishes on the 3rd October so make sure you pop over and leave a comment there to increase your chances.  If you can't wait till then to see if you are the lucky winner then go to Samantha's Etsy Shop to buy your copy.

One more thing, I nearly forgot.
Samantha is offering this pattern as part of a discounted price 2 pack with the regular bow pleat tote.

 If you've already purchased the Bow pleat tote, please contact Samantha either using the contact seller form on etsy, or as a comment on her blog post , or by email (if you've got it) for a discount code to bring the price of the little bow pleat pattern down so that you don't miss out on the discounted pack price. It'll take 1/3 off the price, so if you're in the UK, it'll only be £2!!
So to recap, if you've bought the bow pleat tote pattern, the little bow pleat pattern will be £2 for you, if you haven't bought the bow pleat tote pattern, you can buy both for just £5.

Thanks to everyone and the best of luck to you.


  1. Such a cute bag pattern and I love your version with the heavy upholstery fabric and the sweet satin bow! This would be a great bag to have on hand for upcoming holiday parties.
    I've been following you thru Bloglovin.

  2. You really are a busy woman. The bag came out gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  3. So stinkin' cute! Love that fabric too. :)

  4. Lovely Pouch, Maria! Like the fabrics. Alreday have seen the one, Liz made :O)
    Happy afternoon,

  5. Fabulous Maria! The texture of the fabric works really well!

  6. I love that you made it with upholstery fabric, I have lots of upholstery off-cuts that were destined to be little bow purses. Thanks to you & Mrs H for the giveaway.

  7. would love to have that, i like her patterns thanks for the chance

  8. Adorable little bag! I have a friend getting married soon and it would be lovely made up for her wedding day! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! patti(dot)mcg(at)verizon(dot)net

  9. Super cute! This would make a great Holliday gift.

  10. Your bag is just beautiful!!!!
    Well always :)

  11. Great little clutch. I'd love to win a pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com


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