Handmade Style

Umbrella Prints Rainbow Clutch

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I love how this clutch turned out. The fabrics, of course, are some amazing prints by Umbrella Prints. I absolutely love their style and this color palette is so pretty. I love the tones and textures.

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This is a fun project from my book, Handmade Style. I had sketched out this project many years ago and always hoped it would work as a project for my book. And luckily enough, it did! The front pocket is paper pieced, but don’t let that technique scare you off. This is a great simple one to help get you started. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to use your favorite small pieces of fabric. You can make sure to include exactly the part of the fabric you love when you paper piece – win, win!

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The Essex Yarn Dyed linen is a perfect pairing with the fabrics. I don’t think I’ll ever not like it, the texture of the yarn dye is perfectly imperfect. Anyway, the clutch is a fun project. When I made this, in my rushed state, I did misplace the first piece and trimmed it off just a bit short of where I should have. Nothing a tiny little sliver of pieced fabric can’t fix. I think it’s pretty unnoticeable, thankfully. Gotta forgive yourself and move on, it happens!

Rainbow Clutch from Handmade Style by Anna Graham, Umbrella Prints Fabric


Pattern: Rainbow Clutch from Handmade Style
Fabric: Umbrella Prints
Zippers: Zipit on etsy


I sort of even have a bunch of scraps in a pile using these same subtle colors for a quilt. Not sure what direction it’s headed yet, but I’m excited about it, hoping it’ll land on my bed sometime this year!

Hope you had a good weekend!clutch7

15 thoughts on “Umbrella Prints Rainbow Clutch

  1. Heather says:

    beautiful! love the neutral colors. this is the first project from your book I got to make! So cute, and functional for me since i usually use a small purse like this. A great easy and fun project. I hope to make the wallet next 🙂

  2. helen says:

    ok, I resisted until now, but there, I ordered the book, even if I am much more a quilter than a “sewer”, but I like bags and clutches and wallets and …… 🙂
    Best wishes!

    1. anna says:

      exactly Helen! exactly!! so excited for this project!

  3. Kristie says:

    Your book is going on my Christmas wish list. I have loved seeing all the projects you have posted. That and your caravan tote. That is also on the wish list!

  4. Megan says:

    will you tell us about your shirt, too??!!

    1. Jessamy says:

      Yes! More info on the shirt as well! It looks like RK Swiss Dot!

    2. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks for your comment Megan and Jessamy, it’s from Target. 🙂

  5. Karen says:

    So, Anna–I know that designers use pattern testers. Any chance you could use a bag tester? 🙂 I like each one better than the last! Congratulations on such a great collection!

  6. Sandra says:

    All of your bags/etc. are amazing. Your fabric choices are spectacular. I have your book.

  7. Lovely and elegant. Great tote and fabrics! Have your book on my wish list!

  8. Dee says:

    I just love your book – I haven’t started making anything from it yet (currently making the Go anywhere tote). I just love your patterns (I’m bag and wallet obsessed) and the fabrics you used in this clutch are great! I love how you are making the same bags with different materials – it really helps to visualise how each bag changes with the fabrics used.

  9. Cindy says:

    Cutest clutch ever- I love everything about it!!:)

  10. Julia says:

    This is a great pattern, and Umbrella Prints fabrics seam to be perfect partners! I’ve sewed my first Rainbow Clutch a few weeks ago … as well with Umbrella Prints scraps!
    https://nadelundgabel.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/precious-umbrella-prints-rainbow-clutch/

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