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recently made: clutch.

Finally a new purse.


architextures clutch front_carolyn friedlander



I used this noodlehead pattern and really enjoyed it. The fabrics are from architextures with the exception of the strap and flap detail. Those are a Philip Jacob feather print.


Using my gray ledger print on the bias has been really fun–especially for some thick cording.


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Peach pockets on the inside.


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My new go-to label system.


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Hardware (from the buckle guy) that I just happened to have on hand. Love it when that happens.


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Instead of using a magnet or velcro, I decided to go binder-style and use 2 vintage buttons from my stash with some braided embroidery floss.


architextures clutch closure_carolyn friedlander



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architextures + lucky penny.


One of my favorite things about sewing is mixing and matching the fabrics. I just love it. So when I was designing architextures, I really wanted fabrics that could be used with all kinds of other stuff. And now that I have them, I’m very excited to start mixing them up with others, especially my newest acquisition–lucky penny.


(with some kona flame)


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(with some kona teal blue)


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I could do this all day.



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Architextures tote for Laurie.

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander


Quilt Market has always been a fun adventure, and this last time was especially nice because my sister Laurie came along to help. To show her some gratitude and also make sure she was well-equipped and festive for the weekend, I made for her an architextures tote bag.


architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander


The design itself was fairly simple. To create the outside panels, I used blocks from my herringbone pattern, some Kona teal blue to frame the blocks, and big chunks of the blue trees. I sewed those together, adding box corners at the bottom and some straps at the top. For the inside I used the green topo and a selvage label with tree markings on the pocket.



architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander
It just so happens that my sister is a landscape architect, so this was not only a fitting gift for toting around Quilt Market, but it’s also apparently been a big hit in her office.



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