122 Shimmer Blog Hop & Giveaway.

4.17.2014

Welcome to my stop on Jennifer Sampou's Shimmer Blog Hop!

I was really excited when Jennifer asked me to participate.  I love metallic everything, and am thrilled that metallic fabrics are becoming more popular!  Shimmer is Jennifer's latest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, and all the prints have the prettiest metallic sheen to them!  The colors are really sophisticated too, so I thought they'd be perfect to make some fancy clutches with!
I picked out a few of my favorite prints from the collection and started working on a new clutch pattern, which I am calling the Luxe Clutch!  I wanted to incorporate some asymmetrical shapes to make it a little more interesting, so I experimented with inserting the zippers at several different angles.
I used a gold metallic vinyl on one side of two of the clutches, which really brings out the metallics in the Shimmer fabrics!

Using two different fabrics also makes them reversible, which is pretty fun!
The linings are all Shimmer prints too, and while they are hard to photograph they are really pretty in person!


I am in the process of writing up a Luxe Clutch pattern, which will hopefully be available soon!  I plan to sew up a few more clutches to perfect the shapes, they are fun to make and pretty quick too!
Robert Kaufman is giving away a charm pack of Shimmer today, in case you want to make something with it too!  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.  I'll choose a winner on Sunday, 4/20.  Please make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you!

Update: This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to our winner, Tyler!
The blog hop is almost over, but make sure to check out Jennifer's blog tomorrow for the last stop and check out what beautiful projects everyone else has already made on the tour!  Check out the Shimmer Look Book too for even more inspiration!

April 1: Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou
April 2: Janice Ryan – Better off Thread
April 3: Alissa Haight Carlton – Handmade by Alissa
April 4: Julie Herman – JayBird Quilts
April 5: Natalie Barnes – Beyond the Reef
April 6: Stash Books – C&T Publishing
April 7: Amanda Jean Nyberg – Crazy Mom Quilts
April 8: Lee Heinrich – Freshly Pieced
April 9: Cheryl Arkinson – Naptime Quilter
April 10: Christina Cameli – A Few Scraps
April 11: Elizabeth Hartman – Oh Fransson
April 12: Faith Jones – Fresh Lemon Quilts
April 13: Gemma Jackson – Pretty Bobbins
April 14: Katie Blakesley – Swim Bike Quilt
April 15: Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter
April 16: Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson – See How We Sew
April 17: Holly DeGroot – Bijou Lovely
April 18: Jennifer Sampou – Wrap Up

122 comments:

  1. I think your clutches are fabulous. I really need to get over y zipper phobia

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  2. This Shimmer fabric is so versatile, everything I've seen made with it is fab.

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  3. Wow, what a perfect way to use the Shimmer fabrics!

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  4. The Shimmer fabric looks stunning in those clutches!

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  5. Definitely my FAVORITE project on her hop, they are so chic!!

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  6. A perfect use for this lovely fabric!

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  7. Your clutches are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It is amazing all of the different things people have made with this fabric line. It is perfect for your clutches.

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  9. Such pretties!!! I'd love to win!

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  10. HI, such beautiful fabric! Neat clutches!!!
    Thank You!
    JOYOUS EASTER!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. These are beautiful! I don't see where they need to be perfected at all . . . you are very clever with those zippers! Thanks for the opportunity to win the charm pack :)

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  12. These clutches are fabulous. Thank you for the opportunity to win the charm pack.
    Camille@focus20.com

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  13. Beautiful and simple. Would like to try one.

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  14. I love the shimmer line. It's so gorgeous.

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  15. very very nice cant wait to give one a try....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  16. Yes, please please please release this pattern. Those clutches are so cute!!!

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  17. All of those clutches are wonderful! I'll be looking forward to the pattern!

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  18. Those clutches are awesome...so elegant...
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn

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  19. Gorgeous clutches! The metallic vinyl does compliment the shimmer fabrics beautifully. I'm also excited to learn more about the asymmetrical zipper installation.

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  20. Love the designs in you clutches! The fabric just perfects them. They are very classy looking.

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  21. The clutches are perfect...understated elegance. what a nice giveaway, thank you from inacar1953@gmail.com

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  22. What a stylish use of this fabric!

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  23. I love these clutches! Perfect application of the Shimmer fabrics and very chic looking!

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  24. These are fun! Especially love the swirly print one.

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  25. Hi!!!! It is wonderful on these!!!! Very pretty!!!! Thank You

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  26. The purses are lovely done in the Shimmer fabric. Very simple looking, but very, very effective, and pretty.

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  27. Oooh! These clutches are so classy with the Shimmer fabric!!

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  28. Those clutches are gorgeous!

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  29. Your clutches are lovely and I bet they look just amazing with the shimmer fabric.

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  30. I love your clutches - especially the asymmetrical flap!

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  31. Love the clutches especially with your use of the gold metallic vinyl. The gold really makes the shimmer fabric stand out!

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  32. I'm not a purse girl, but these would be great for that special occasion when you need a bag. I would put a shoulder strap on mine. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. Wow these are spectacular :) All shimmery and gorgeous!

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  34. I love the bags. I'd be happy to give one of your practice models a home:-)

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  35. So pretty, I love all the shimmers!

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  36. I am always a fan of pretty shiny things! Your bags are lovely and the fabrics really work for them.

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  37. Lovely clutches. Would love to make some.

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  38. I love the shiny-ness in neutrals. I need to get better at making zipper pouches.

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  39. How pretty. I love little purses.

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  40. Oh,wow! Are these ever beautiful! Love doing bags so I look forward to your pattern.

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  41. Your clutches are beautiful. The possibilities are endless with this fabulous fabric. Would love to win. craftingmomma07@gmail.com
    Thank you for the chance

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  42. Oooh these clutches are Divine! Love the snakeskin reversible the most..and the asymmetrical designs.
    Can't wait for your pattern to become available.

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  43. They'd be so lovely for an evening at the opera! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. those clutches are perfect for a night on the town. beautiful. thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. so pretty, love that damask print. I'm so glad more and more modern metallics are coming out!

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  46. I love these. What a great way to use this fabric. Hope I win some!! Thanks

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  47. Those are so pretty! Love the clutch and the fabrics!

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  48. Very pretty bags.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  49. Your clutches are awesome & so is Shimmer!!!

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  50. Your projects are classy and sparkly, and I'd love to win some Shimmer, too!
    debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  51. These clutches are lovely! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. Love the gray scroll fabric on the clutch! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  53. Wow! Awesome bags! Looking forward to patterns for them!

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  54. Wow. Those bags are all awesome. I love all three. Very pretty.

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  55. I would to add a little shiny fabric to my stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Holly, the clutches are totally awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Wow, really pretty clutches!

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  58. WOW, the shimmer bags look so professional.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  59. The bags turned out so nice! Such pretty fabrics!!

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  60. They are gorgeous! Yes, please!!!

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  61. Your clutches are awesome! Shimmer is spectacular.

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  62. I love the angles on the clutches. I'm looking forward to seeing patterns for these.

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  63. These zipper pouches are perfectly elegant in these fabrics

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  64. Perfect fabric for a clutch! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  65. Your clutches look sooooo elegant!! The fabrics make them Gorgeous!! Great job!

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  66. Beautiful! The asymetrical zipper opening really makes it. Thanks for the giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

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  67. Oh I love these! The zipper makes it just a bit fancy. Can't wait for the pattern

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  68. I like the fabric you used on the one without the gold. So very pretty!

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  69. Your clutches look very sophisticated! Nicely done. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  70. I love those clutches! I would not have thought to make them...you did a beautiful job.

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  71. What BEAUTIFUL clutches you've made! I love how they close with a zipper rather than a snap - much more secure. I'm going to have to buy some of this gorgeous Shimmer fabric! What you designer/bloggers are showing to your readers is stunning and inspirational. Thank you!

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  72. The Shimmer fabric is perfect for those! Your clutches are super awesome! I can't wait to make one of my own.

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  73. I LOVE the clutches you made with the Shimmer fabric! Glad you are working on a pattern!

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  74. I can picture an outfit right now with those clutches.They are gorgeous.

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  75. Cute little bags! Love them! -Brittany

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  76. What a great way to use this fabric. Love these and know my daughters will, too.

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  77. I love your clutches and I have some fabric that would be perfect for one!

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  78. Love that smallest one, the print is perfect for a clutch!

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  79. Whoa they are so luxurious! Love it, you did really well! I love all of them <3

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  80. Your clutches really show off the fabric. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  81. Clutches are wonderful when you don't want to carry your suitcase/purse with you. The fabric from this collection are perfect for this pattern. I look forward to seeing it when you have "perfected" them.

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  82. Those are just so pretty! Asymmetry, who would've ever figured it looked so good?

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  83. Oh my goodness... these are marvelous clutches ! And the fabric looks so rich.
    thanks for the giveaway !

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  84. I love the asymmetrical zipper! So clever.

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  85. The clutches are so sophisticated looking!

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  86. Beautiful, shimmery fabric. Must be so fun to work with!

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  87. The fabrics are beautiful. I love all three clutches!

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  88. I have held off from making any type of purse but these look like I could try. I love this fabric line.

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  89. I love the metalic look too desjardines@telus.bet

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  90. I love the shimmer line! Most of the bloggers I follow have been using it in quilts so it's great to see it shining (pun intended) in a different project.

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  91. Absolutely Love and can't wait to see the pattern

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  92. Your clutches are quite elegant and look easy to make. Gives me ideas for a wedding that I'm going to soon! scotthoughtonatverizondotnet.

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  93. These clutches are lovely, I like how you teamed up the fabric with the gold.

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  94. Love the shimmer in combination with that gold!

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  95. Love the clutches. Wonder if the zippers are more difficult in a shaped edge?

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  96. Beautiful clutches you made. This fabric looks lovely!

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  97. These are really fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  98. Love your clutches! Great choice for the fabric

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  99. Your clutches are really cute and they look so elegant with the shimmer fabrics.

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  101. I adore your clutches....and this New Shimmer fabric!

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  102. Amazing clutches. I can't get mine to align up correctly. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. Elegant & lovely use of fabric - love your clutch design! Faith.

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