Noodle-ing Along

Can you guess what this is the start of ?


How ’bout now ?


O.K., I won’t keep you guessing, but it’s probably not what you thought, right ?



If you’ve been here before you know I am a big fan of Noodle-Head aka, Anna Graham.

I’ve made several of her free tutorials and based on how well those went and my enjoyment of them I ordered her book, “Handmade Style”. The projects contained within do not disappoint ! I’d like to make them all… not today but eventually. Today I’m showing you my version of her Rainbow clutch pattern. The one above is using her paper pieced template for the front pocket.


For second one, I made a plain front pocket and had the presence of mind to add a d-ring before final assembly.

Here’s the back:


There are many ‘firsts’ in my sewing journey while making these cute clutches. The opening for the back pocket and using metal zippers to name only two. The front flap has a magnetic snap closure and I think this was the second time I had tried installing these – Anna’s directions are great !


If you’ve been wondering if my background for this photo shoot is custom made – you’d be right ! I will spare no expense for this blog !!!

Linking up with Amanda at CrazyMomQuilts for Finish it up Friday.

Thanks for having a look. Enjoy your weekend.




8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
    Mar 18, 2016 @ 08:59:09

    I have the same book but haven’t made anything from it. This is the inspiration I need to pick a project and get going!



  2. Lorna McMahon
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 07:02:31

    Both of your bags turned out really cute, Colleen. Great work with those zippers! And such pretty fabric choices!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. allisonreidnem
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:26:28

    Your bags look very professional – all those pockets, zips and fastenings. It is a cute design and your colour choices work well.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Preeti
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 08:49:56

    I agree with Allison – very neat and very professional work!!!



  5. monique smith
    Mar 23, 2016 @ 03:00:53

    they look very professional, you must be pleased



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