Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bizarro Clutch

Have you ever wondered how many different designs can be out there? Ever hear about people "borrowing" designs and claiming they never saw the other one out there that looks just like theirs?

Well...it just happened to me. And no, my pattern wasn't "borrowed".

I just finished off a new clutch this weekend. 100% me. Most of it was even freehand. I drafted out the basics: handle & body. I pleated the body & curved the sides after I sewed in the pleats to give it shape.

And this evening I took some pics and then checked my email while they downloaded. I had lots more to pic than just the clutch.

Lo & behold...my newsletter from The Fabric Shopper had advertised a pattern for a clutch that is nearly identical to the one I just made. And I know I have never seen it before. I guess there are just only so many ways to make a basic pleated curved clutch with a flat attached grip handle.

So if you see something out there that looks a lot like yours...it doesn't necessarily mean that someone "borrowed" the pattern. It's all in the individual touch you give it that makes it yours.

So...here's my Bizarro clutch:



And the pattern I saw tonight...after the fact...

7 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your clutch is beautiful and better, too!

glorybe1024 said...

I see a variation...your clutch is better =)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Yours is beautiful - but can I help it if I'm a little attracted to the clutch named after me?

NICO Designs said...

This SHAPE of clutch has been very popular on etsy. I like your variations--the way the yoke comes down a bit and your pleat is clean...Yours is a great looking bag and you make it your own with your little touches and fabric choices!

erika

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the pattern you used on yours! I can see several differences in the two.

Nancy said...

Yours is really cute though! I know how you feel...I see stuff on etsy all the time that looks similar to my ideas. It really blows because you want to be original, but I suppose like you said, there's only so many ways to do certain things!

uniquecommodities said...

I love the clutches!