Necessary Clutch Wallet – A trial run

I have long admired the NCW purse/wallet having browsed the many photographs on the internet. I purchased the pattern from Emmeline Bags over one year ago but was very hesitant about making one. Then Sian of Kittenish Behaviour posted a You tube sew-along but again I was nervous about starting.

Looking ahead I noticed that Claire of Beautiful Things Sewing Studio based in Brentford Essex was going to be hosting a workshop for the NCW and tutored by Sian herself. I immediately booked myself onto the course.

I searched my fabric stash for new materials that would be required and came across the remnants of the fabrics I had used on another of Sian’s workshops that was held back in May this year at the Sewing Retreat on the Isle of Wight.

As I did not want to appear to much of a novice at the workshop (I do have something of a reputation as a bag-maker!) I bit the bullet and used some of that remnant fabric to make my very first NCW.

The ‘trial’ run exterior with contrast

I followed the instructions on Sian’s vlog but did not have all of the correct stabilisers to hand, thus the finished wallet is not as sturdy as the ones I have made since but nevertheless, not too bad for a first attempt!

Interior showing single zip pocket