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Dec 4, 2012

Teacher Gifts - Keychain Clutches

Dec 4, 2012
Pin It 4 Keychain Clutches
Look at these!!!!  Super cute right?  Last week, I showed you the Pleated Pouches I made.  I loved the way they came out, so this week I tried another Michelle Pattern - the Keychain Clutch.  Even cuter!
keychain clutch solo green
I've had my eye on this pattern for a while.  I finally decided to purchase it to make gifts for my boys' teachers.  It's perfect - cute, unique, made from scraps and only took 1-2 hours to put together.
keychain clutch lip balm inside
I'm going to stuff them with some lip balms and maybe a little bottle of hand sanitizer.  I figure all teachers need to bathe in the stuff to keep from getting all the kiddies' germs.

Can you guess what leftover layer cake I used for the linings?
keychain clutches inside lining
Yep - 12 Days of Christmas from Kate Spain lines 3 of these Keychain Clutches.  I was pretty excited to find that the pattern pieces fit onto a 10" layer cake square.  I always have those leftover from other projects.

This pink/brown Clutch was my test run.  It supposed to be for one of the teachers, but once I discovered that ombre pink button in my stash, I decided I had to keep it.  Plus it matches with my Cosmo bag.  :)
keychain clutch ombre button
I think I'm going to keep this pattern in my back pocket as a great easy gift.  Next year's teachers won't know it's my go-to pattern right?
4 Keychain Clutches
I also finally figured out how to sew a button on with my machine!  Janome has a bunch of short videos showing how to use different features/feet on their machines.  I am happy to say I'll be using the button foot frequently now.


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3 comments:

  1. I made pouches for teachers last year, 7 of them! Inside I put a tin of rosebud lip balm and a small tube of l'occitane hand cream. Great winter items!

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  2. I sure love the lining and think it's a great idea to start saving my scraps. Love your little pouches a bunch. So cute.

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  3. I have seen your clutches bags. All great item for gift.

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