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Cocoa Beach, Florida

Sixty years ago I was born into a family of what we would now call fiber artists. My mother was extremely creative, always on a tight budget, so she would make absolutely everything from scratch ...

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Dryer Lint Clutch Purse

from Bright Ideas Studio
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Dryer Lint Clutch Purse
Dryer Lint Clutch Purse
Dryer Lint Clutch Purse
Dryer Lint Clutch Purse
Dryer Lint Clutch Purse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to use a sewing machine to sew simple seams and do a little top-stitch type quilting (kind of like free-motion embroidery). Also, basic hand sewing skills are needed for finishing.

Pattern Description:

Does your dryer lint trap yield colorful rectangles of fabulous fiber? How can you resist the soft colors and textures? Don't throw it away...use it to make a unique piece of fabric, then turn it into this cute little clutch! The fun of this project is in the fabric: you can use lint right from the dryer, with all its bits and pieces pulled from countless loads of laundry, or embellish it with snippets of metallic yarns, pretty papers, fancy fibers, glitter and confetti....whatever your heart desires! Once you have created your fabric, you can do anything you want with it, but here is a pattern for a simple clutch that is the perfect size for a cell phone, MP3 player, or your collection of gift cards. The PDF pattern has lots of photos to guide you through the step-by-step instructions.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Project begins flat at about 8" x 12", folds to finish about 6" x 5"


  • Dryer lint, cotton fabrics, organza or tulle, glitter, snippets, confetti, water-soluble stabilizer.

You Will Also Need:

  • Quilter's basting spray, embellishments, hand-sewing needle and thread, iron, scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tools.
  • You will also need a snap or Velcro dots,

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