Date Night Clutch from Sew Caroline + Gleeful Fabric Giveaway

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Sara Lawson, April Rhodes and Caroline Hulse designed beautiful new collections for Art Gallery Fabrics! AGF Limited Editions include eight quilting weight prints, plus two of the prints in knit and one in voile. Sara shared her free Brookfield Bag Pattern featuring Jungle Ave. prints, April Rhodes showed How to Sew French Seams with her Arizona collection and today Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline shows you how easy it is to make the free Date Night Clutch pattern! The Date Night Clutch shows off Caroline’s new Gleeful fabrics with style.

Gleeful is happy, bright and feminine; it’s perfect for a Date Night Clutch and it releases in July!

You have a chance at an early fat quarter bundle of Gleeful! Comment below with a favorite Gleeful print, tell us what jumps out at you from the stack or what you’ll make with Gleeful.


This easy-to-sew clutch will be the perfect go-to for your next date night or girl’s night out! It fits your essentials, PLUS it’s easy to sew them up in all your favorite fabrics!

I am so honored to be here sharing a project with my soon-to-be-released fabric line, Gleeful. This fabric line is full of cheerful prints, bright colors and easy to use fabrics. I can’t wait for you to see it in person! Until then, you can see some project I’ve created over here.

Supplies:

  • Printer, paper + tape
  • Date Night Clutch PDF pattern
  • Two 11″ squares of fabric or one fat quarter for the main fabric (pictured here: Cheerful Echo by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics)
  • Two 11″ squares of fabric or one fat quarter for the lining fabric (pictured here Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements in Banana Cream)
  • 1/3 yard Shape Flex (Optional)
  • One 10″ x 4″ metal clutch frame (similar here)
  • 527 multi-use glue or B-6000 glue
  • Scissors, coordinating thread, sewing machine
  • Chopstick or some other sort of “poker”

Step One:
Print the PDF pattern, tape it together matching the circle in the center and cut it out.

Step Two:
Using the pattern as a guide, cut two from the main fabric, two from the lining fabric, and (optional) two from Shape Flex interfacing. If you choose to use interfacing, iron it on to the wrong side of your lining fabric at this time. Be sure to either cut out or mark the two notches on the sides.

Step Three:
Starting with the lining, start sewing (using a 3/8″ seam allowance) at one notch and sew to the bottom corner, across the bottom and up to the next notch. Repeat this for the main fabric.

Next, we will box the corners by taking the seam line from the bottom and matching it with the side seam line. This will create a triangular corner that you will then measure down 1″ from the peak. Mark this spot and then mark a line parallel to the point (OR perpendicular to the bottom seam). Sew across this line and repeat for the other corner on the lining fabric and the two corners on the main fabric.

When all your corners are finished, clip them so the seam allowance is 1/4″.

Step Five:
Turn both the lining fabric and the main fabrics right sides out and place the main fabric inside the lining fabric; be sure to match up the side seams. Pin in place starting at the notches and all the way around the top. Sew these in place (using 3/8″ seam allowance). Be sure to leave a 2″ opening across one top for turning. When you’re all sewn up, turn your clutch right side out and press. Pay special attention to pressing the seam allowances.

Step Six:
Top stitch the opening in place and begin to glue to the inside crevice of the metal frame clutch. Add glue to the crevice and use a chopstick or other “poker” device to stuff the edge of your fabric. You’ll want to be sure it is smooth and even. Start on one side, let it dry for about thirty minutes and then move on to the next.

All glues are different, but to be safe let your clutch dry for 24 hours before use.

That’s it! Wasn’t it easy? I can’t wait to see all of the clutches you create!

Happy sewing and thanks for reading! I’d be honored for you to take a peek at my blog or my photos on Instagram!

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315 Responses to Date Night Clutch from Sew Caroline + Gleeful Fabric Giveaway

  1. Pauline says:

    Just stumbled on this now so if the comp has not closed, I would accept any one of them. They are all so beautiful, colourful, bright and cheery, I would not be able to choose.

  2. Cheryl Hovey says:

    OMG!! I want them all!! They are stunning. But,,,,, if I have to pick only one it would be:
    GFL-383
    Lively Buds
    I think I would probably make a purse out of it or a beautiful summer dress for my grand daughter.

  3. Linda says:

    I think Preppy Fleurs is my favorite print from this lovely new line.

  4. Kim D. says:

    Adorable bag and I love the Cheerful Echo fabric that’s it’s made in.

  5. Liz says:

    Love all the patterns, but I think Untangled Ribbons is my favorite. Just love those stripes! I would definitely make the clutch. I love bags in all shapes and sizes, and of course colors!

  6. Beth says:

    These fabrics are all so pretty — I love the color palette. Untangled Ribbons is calling my name though. I can’t wait to make the clutch!

  7. Debbie says:

    I like Springs Sun,because it looks festive,and it would pop along side other rich prints.

  8. Susie says:

    Oh this fabric is a delight! I love all of them…. the two that stand out to me are Charms Abloom and Untangled ribbons! What fun!!

  9. Catherine golden says:

    Lovely bag but I have TWO questions.
    1) when you stitch from notch to notch for the TOP seam, do you start sewing exactly where you starting sewing the bottom seam? Then there would be NO gap where there is not a seam at the notch location.
    2.) Where do you start to glue in the bag to the handle. I have always found this part very difficult and especially to match up the sides. Do you start gluing in the middle and work towards the sides? Or another way?
    Thanks!

  10. Emily says:

    Caroline, I love your blog and that you made knits! I gotta try your Springs Sun knit.

  11. Barbara Bradford says:

    I have fallen in love with the feel of Spring Breezes and Spring Sun… I am in desperate need of a travel bag this summer, but then saw some of the collection done in knits… great collection

  12. Joy M. says:

    I love the Cheerful Echo print :)

  13. Kathy Kauth says:

    My favorite is the bright and Happy sunshine, we so need that after a long winter and it makes you smile just looking at it, it could make a lovely table runner and with a fresh bouquet of springs flowers how much fun it that?

  14. Lynn says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all the patterns. They are all great and when they are released I will be looking for them. They all coordinate very well with each other. They are fun and CHEERY! the one used on the clutch is great!! Keep up the good work!

  15. Lisa Leary says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! My favorite print by far is the cheerful echo. I love its use in this clutch!

  16. Tiffany says:

    Cheerful Echo is my favorite! In fact, it makes me quite cheerful.

  17. Nancy says:

    What a cute clutch!!! I love the Springs Sun fabric. So bright and cheerful.

  18. Bree says:

    Charms Abloom is lovely!

  19. Eryn says:

    I love after the rain – and I love that these fabrics come in not quilting cotton too!

  20. Isabel A. says:

    My favourite print is Lively Buds.

  21. Arianna M. says:

    I love these fabrics! Especially the bright yellow one :)

  22. Kelsey m says:

    After the rain…

  23. Lindsay H says:

    Springs sun is so cheerful and bright. I love it!

  24. Amy Mayen says:

    I live the springs sun! It reminds me of telephone cords.

  25. Melise says:

    My fave is cheerful echo, I love the vintage feel and this green is very vibrant!

  26. L says:

    Hard to pick a favorite, but I think I’ll go with cheerful echo

  27. db says:

    springs breeze! Wish that came in a knit too!!! Thx

  28. Tori Smith says:

    Love the doodle lines. So versatile and fun…could be incorporated into many projects

  29. Lauren says:

    Cheerful echo is so unique! I love it.

  30. Jeanne says:

    Love Love Love After the Rain. there is just something about Navy with white dots. Thanks

  31. I love them all, but if I had to pick one I think I’d have to go with Springs Sun.

  32. Laurie says:

    The Lively Buds is SO cute! I would love to mix these prints into some quilts.

  33. Rebecca says:

    Like so many others, I’m going to say “After the Rain” is my favorite. I’m a sucker for the polka dots! So cute!

  34. Heidi G says:

    After the Rain is my kind of print! Polka dots! I also really love the simplicity of Springs Sun.

  35. Jody says:

    They’re all great – such bright, cheerful colors! I think I like Gleeful Echo the best.

  36. MommyAfa says:

    The first print catching my attention is Lively Buds, so full of youth, fresh, & happy ;)

  37. marjolein says:

    lively buds, very summery and happy!

  38. Ruth says:

    Lovely bold prints. These would make me happy and brighten my day.

  39. Jinger says:

    Lively Buds is my favorite. Love the combinations for a colorful quilt!

  40. Diane says:

    My favorite is Springs Breeze. Thanks!

  41. Laura says:

    I can’t pick a favorite, but the floral prints would make really cute skirts for a little one!

  42. Katy says:

    I love Charms Abloom!!!

  43. nicola says:

    Oh charms abloom is adorable and would look fabulous sewn into a pretty summer dress for my little granddaughter!!

  44. Lisa E says:

    Beautiful fabrics. I love Springs Sun. So cheerful.

  45. Laura says:

    I love the Lively Blooms print! It would make such a cute skirt for a little girl!

  46. lielebeesje says:

    I love the Lively Buds and the Springs Breeze fabrics!

  47. wendy says:

    that’s the perfect fabric for a bright and cheerful summer bag

  48. Mara says:

    Love the cheerful echo print.

  49. Trish says:

    I love this fabric! At the moment, After the Rain, is my fav! I’d love to make a bright, cheery baby quilt with this fabric line!

  50. Jo Robertson says:

    I love the look of After the rain in Voile

  51. Heather C says:

    Cheerful Echo is absolutely fabulous!

  52. Brooke says:

    I love the clamshell print and want to make some garments with it

  53. Niki says:

    I am in love with “After the Rain”! What a perfect color. I love non-geometric polka dot prints because they are easier to sew with.

  54. Karrie Smith says:

    The cheerful echo is probably my favorite print. When you look at the stack, each print *pops* out individually to me, which is something that normally doesn’t happen. When I focus on an individual print, I can see it as the main print, but the others submit to the background. For this stack, each fabric does that for me! Usually it’s only a couple that do that for me in a stack. This fabric is definitely for making a small quilt, a clutch like Caroline made, a bag, and would look great as a dress! (just one print at a time, not all of them!) Each print is really unique, so I really like that.

  55. Gina in MO says:

    It’s so difficult to choose one fabric fav of the bundle, so I’ll just say I lean toward any of the florals. Thank you for the Date Night Clutch tutorial.

  56. Flor Chavarria says:

    DO I really have to choose? Love the purple with large flower, but then I like the wiggly print and I like the stripes, hmmmmmmmmmm some pretty purses.
    I have never made a clutch

  57. Barbara P. says:

    I love the Cheerful Echo (teal scallops) used in the sample bag. Beautiful! I would also make bags, bags, and more bags.

  58. Jenniffer says:

    The Lively Buds jumps out for me

  59. Catherine says:

    I like the stripes, but they are all beautiful,

  60. Linda L. says:

    I like ‘After the Rain’ best – the voile would make a gorgeous skirt.

  61. Rachel Booth says:

    I really can’t wait for the two knit prints!

  62. Christy H says:

    I like cheerful echo.

  63. Traci Hartwick says:

    Springs Sun really jumps out at me, all beautiful fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  64. Springs Sun – I’m feeling cheerful!

  65. Marissa says:

    They’re all so sweet! I love the “charms abloom” the best though.

  66. angelina says:

    love the scallops!

  67. Roxanne says:

    Thanks for the great clutch tutorial. I really like the Lively Buds fabric.

  68. Ruth says:

    My favorite is the pink fabric on the bottom.

  69. Teri says:

    I love these fabrics–especially after the rain!

  70. Linda Fleming says:

    After the Rain is my favorite – I love those raindrops- dotty dots – no two are alike!

  71. Marci Girl says:

    I honestly love the dark blue with the wonky white polka dots, so pretty and versatile!

  72. Marianne says:

    I love the low-volume one with loops. Too cute!

  73. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove alllll of them…but Preppy Fluers & Springs Sun are faves!!! :)

  74. allison pogany says:

    love the untangled ribbons stripe!

  75. Miss Manitas says:

    WWWooowww!!!

  76. Maddy says:

    I love the purple with the flowers on top. I also love the purple with the white polka dots. I’m already saving up to buy yardage when they go on sale. I think I need to make a small quilt for the office with this line. These prints are so. darn. happy!

  77. Carolyn says:

    The stripes!

  78. JulieCC says:

    I love them all – so bright and cheery! But I like Springs Breeze for its simplicity!

    This is an adorable, quick project!

  79. Flicsha says:

    I like the Preppy Fleurs I can see lots of projects with this line!

  80. Beth says:

    My favorite is the coral with the white flowers

  81. barbara corbitt says:

    wow!! and that does not even begin to describe these beautiful fabrics! Choose one???!!! that is sooo hard to do. but i would go with preppy fleurs. what would i make? hmm. i only make charity quilts, but this would be the exception. i would make me a post surgery lap quilt. thank you for sharing this new fabric line. it is so beautiful. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  82. Janie says:

    I would make a quillow with that fabric. Cute! Thanks for the chance.

  83. Jowyn Jenson says:

    Great collection of prints. All lovely, most fave is Springs Sun.

  84. Margo says:

    Springs Breeze is so cute! Mind you, I love all of them! How did you choose?

  85. Quilting Tangent says:

    Springs breeze and sun catch my eye.

  86. Terry says:

    Springs Sun is my favorite…it’s such a happy design :)

  87. Cecilia says:

    I really like all of the fabrics, but I like the squiggles in yellow best. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.

  88. Rhiannin Davies says:

    Loving the bright colors and untangle ribbons

  89. Cat B says:

    I’d make that clutch!! I love it, so many fabric combos would be great to have two or three!

  90. Julie says:

    I love the top one on the stack:) Want to see more of it!!

  91. […] Caroline from Sew Caroline shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make her Date Night Clutch.  It uses a 10″ x 4″ frame for the top, so it’s a good sized clutch, big enough to hold just what you need when out for an evening on the town.  The pretty fabric you see in her example is from her new Gleeful line.  Find her tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! […]

  92. Kelli says:

    I like the after the rain voile

  93. emma says:

    The loop the loop springs breeze!

  94. emma says:

    Definitely the loop the loop springs sun print is my favourite!

  95. Cindy says:

    Wow, I love the blue with the new collection what a great bag that would make.

  96. Melissa says:

    I love the combo go Lively Buds and After the Rain :)

  97. Karen A says:

    I’m a fan of the Springs Breeze. Love the blue and green together,

  98. Heather says:

    I love preppy fleurs and untangled ribbons :)

  99. Gina S. says:

    I like all of loopy colors!

  100. Cheri Barker says:

    Preppy Fluers definitely my favorite.

  101. Betsy N says:

    All the prints are so pretty. I think the “Charms Abloom” is my favorite just because I can’t resist a good pink though.

  102. Joanna says:

    Thanks for the cute tutorial and the giveaway! I’m going to try and make one. Love all the fabrics… it’s so hard to pick one favorite. But I’ll go with the Preppy Fleurs.

  103. Debbie D says:

    The squiggles! So cute!

  104. shirley cree says:

    love the bright yellow with squiggles….. for a tween girl quilt stash…..

  105. Lee says:

    Such a happy fabric line! I would make a summer overnight bag! thanks!

  106. kimberly says:

    i loved the “after the rain” print and i would probably make a bucket hat for my niece with it!

  107. Pattij says:

    Love “After the Rain”!

  108. Callie says:

    The scallops and the roses are my favorite but really I love it all! I’d make dresses and gifts for all of the little girls in my life.

  109. Laura F. says:

    Hmmm these are all so beautiful I really don’t have a major favorite but after the rain does jump out at me :)

  110. SuzieS says:

    Cheerful Echo is so bright and cheery.

  111. Karen Caves says:

    I adore Springs Breeze…..so fresh and vibrant. The clutch is amazing and I hope to make.

  112. Patti McGarry says:

    I love Preppy Fleurs, but Cheerful Echo is a really close second! I’ve never been successful with a frame purse before but this tutorial seems so simple that I can’t wait to try it!

  113. Jessica says:

    Super cute!

  114. Aurélie says:

    I really like this cheerful echo! Super beautiful, I’m in love!

  115. Siobhan says:

    I love the After the Rain print. I’d add the fabrics to some others and make a quilt.

  116. Carla S says:

    I like charms abloom.

  117. […] I’ve not made a purse using a metal frame before but this pattern from Caroline Hulse at Sew Caroline looks pretty straight forward.  Get the pattern over at SewMamaSew  […]

  118. ME Pendleton says:

    Great project & great looking fabrics !! Thanks !!
    Preppy Fluers is my favorite :)

  119. Brooke R. says:

    ? the Cheerful Echo print! I would love to make a fun summer dress or a fun quilt out of these pretty fabrics :)

  120. Sarah says:

    Lovely buds and Spring Sun speak to me the most!

  121. Michelle says:

    What a fun collection! I love the print used for the clutch. So cute!

  122. Tania B says:

    I love the Cheerful Echo best.

  123. Cassandra says:

    I love the Charms Abloom, and the Untangled Ribbons in the knit has great possibilities.

  124. Nita says:

    Blue and yellow is my favourite colour combination! I’d put the stack towards a quilt and matching pillows for sitting on the deck on cool evenings. :)

  125. Daya says:

    After the Rain and Cheerful Echo. I love the names of these too!! Wow!

  126. Shon says:

    Wow, I love all of these…sort bright and fresh..fun, fun!!

  127. Jennifer says:

    Love Springs Sun!

  128. Jane says:

    I can’t choose…. Too hard but… Ok, After the rain it is… Maybe…. Spring breezes, maybe, lively buds… Yep, that’s it!

  129. Ashley says:

    I love Preppy Fleurs!

  130. Lani Burleson says:

    I love the yellow and white swirled fabric! It’s simple, but it just looks so happy :) They are all so pretty though!

  131. Sheri Fowler says:

    I love lively buds! And since I have 3 of these purse frames, I am so glad to see how to use them finally……and winning this fabric would make it a bonus!!!

  132. jenny says:

    The clutch sounds like a great idea to make. I love to make bags!

  133. Pauline says:

    Oh ooops I have forgotten the name of the fabric I like but it is bright pink background with white flowers and little green leaves – gorgeous. Love all the fabrics hope to win some.

  134. Cindy Pilkington says:

    I like the blue and green squiggles on the white background best! Thanks….????

  135. Cheerful Echo would make a great dress for my granddaughter!

  136. Cheri says:

    I like that they are bright and cheery primary colors and not off shade weird colors. I can see being able to use the large prints without them looking gaudy!

  137. Shannon says:

    I love the curly-ques in such bright colors!

  138. Sarah says:

    I would use these to make some curtains for my daughters’ room. Thanks!

  139. DeborahGun says:

    I just love the navy in this collection.

  140. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love the floral with the pink background. The clutch is super cute, too!

  141. Kristie says:

    I really love the Preppy Fleurs and the Cheerful Echo! I want to make this clutch in every fabric! They are all so cute!

  142. Amanda says:

    I love the Lively Buds print but they are all lovely!! :)

  143. Kim says:

    I’d love to make some totes/ reusable shopping bags with these pretty fabrics!

  144. Joan H. says:

    I would love to make a tote bag from After the Rain.

  145. Cindy says:

    I LOVE the lively buds!!

  146. Cal says:

    Love Untangled Ribbons and in the knit would be great for a confy dress.

  147. Heidi says:

    I love that a few prints in knit!

  148. Jeanne says:

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I like Springs Breeze.

  149. Christine B says:

    I like after the rain.

  150. Alexis says:

    I’m loving the Cheerful Echo print. Fun, fresh, beautiful colors. I’d like to see it in a skirt.

  151. Leah corbin says:

    I love preppy fleurs! It’s so cute! I want to make everything out of it!

  152. Laura B says:

    I like the bright colors in all the prints.

  153. Sarah says:

    ooh, they are all so bright and wonderful, but I think “Preppy Fleurs” is my favorite. Thanks for the tutorial!

  154. Terri H says:

    Springs Breeze. Thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Lori Smanski says:

    what wonderfully happy fabrics. I would use Preppy Fleurs as my main fabric, surrounded by the rest.

  156. Helen says:

    I see a cheery summer quilt with the stripe as a cool binding. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  157. Lynne Tilley says:

    I love that pink floral at the bottom of the stack. Your bag is SOOOO cute! I would love to make some cute pillowcases for my granddaughters.

  158. Jo says:

    I really like After thr Rain

  159. Afton says:

    I’d pick After the Rain.

  160. Melanie C says:

    I love it all! I would make a quilted tote for me :)

  161. Tamie says:

    I really like the Cheerful Echo print.

  162. Peggy Davis says:

    Lively buds, I have already pre-ordered some.

  163. Laurelle C says:

    I love the cheerful echo and think it looks fantastic made into the clutch. I also like the spring sun it is a lovely yellow :) All together it is a lovely collection.

  164. Diane H says:

    Thank you for the fabulous tutorial. If I was lucky enough to win I would make a great bag for summer.

  165. Rachaeldaisy says:

    Spring Suns caught my eye, such a wonderful yellow. The whole range is wonderful though.

  166. bookboxer says:

    I love those springs! These are sweet fabrics. Thanks for your generosity

  167. Elaine says:

    I love, love, love all the prints! The colors are amazing! I love the navy with the aqua & yellow! I’d love to make a top with the voile. Thank you for the giveaway!

  168. Adele says:

    All beautiful but I’m really responding to Untangled Ribbon.

  169. Dita says:

    I love the collection! It’s fun, bright, and cheerful in a good dose! This tutorial is perfect too as I have been wanting to make sew something and use a purse frame. My favorite print is After the Rain! I love polkadots and I love the fact that all the dots look hand drawn and have a nice character to it :)

  170. Pat says:

    Simply adorable fabrics. The possibilities are endless.

  171. Jackie F says:

    Lively buds is my favorite, I think.

  172. mary says:

    love the blue print (top), and the stripes would be fun with it, I would make bags I call “charger bags” for friends.

  173. Chris says:

    I love the bright blues.

  174. Peggy Gibbs says:

    I’d love win one of these cute fabric bundles so I could make tote bags for my charity group.
    Thanks,
    Peggy

  175. Megan says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Spring Sun! Yellow is one of my favorite colors, and I love the whimsy of the swirl. I would use them all for a quilt. It’s my new favorite hobby!

  176. Beautiful fabrics! I really like Cheerful Echo. Thanks for the tutorial!

  177. sharon cason says:

    I love After the rain.

  178. Betsy says:

    I love after the rain. Thanks for the great tutorial

  179. Melinda says:

    Love these vibrant colors!

  180. Kathy says:

    The yellow really jumps out, but I really like the graphic prints mixed with the bright florals. Beautiful!

  181. april says:

    After the Rain is my fave.

  182. Lesley says:

    lively buds!

  183. They’re all lovely, but Springs Rain speaks to me!

  184. Hayley says:

    My favourite is untangled ribbons…. Although they are all lovely

  185. Sash says:

    Love the Untangled Ribbons, a great stripe has so many uses!

  186. Brianna says:

    I like the lively buds print

  187. Michelle G says:

    After the Rain is beutiful!

  188. LeeAnn says:

    OMGosh…how could you pick just one! I LOVE the whole collection but especially like Lively Buds.

  189. Allison C says:

    I love the simplicity of the yellow print. It would be an excellent addition to my stash.

  190. Carmen N says:

    I love the swirls in Springs Breeze

  191. rosa says:

    The sweet pink call my name.Your clutch is super cute.Thanks for the tutorial.Make one is in my to do list!

  192. Delaine says:

    I just love the Cheerful Echo. Thanks!

  193. Linda says:

    I really like after the rain…

  194. Alesha says:

    Would love to make a lap quilt for my granddaughter using Hyperreal Garden line. Just love the prints and the colors seem to swirl/blend well.

  195. Lisa Marie says:

    The whole stack is gorgeous! Springs Sun does jump out at me because it just looks cheerful.

  196. Elizabeth K says:

    I love the fabric you used on the clutch. I would copy your design exactly!

  197. Joanna says:

    Such fun fabric. I would choose After the Rain though Charms Abound is a close second. I would make skirts for my two daughters with the fabric.

  198. Alexis says:

    I LOVE Preppy Fleurs!

  199. Terry D says:

    Fabric in beautiful colors makes me feel Gleeful — and this fabric does that. I love the main print with the navy background and green, yellow and pink roses. Wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with this line!

  200. Sandy says:

    Cheerful Echo makes me think of the beach!

  201. Jennifer says:

    I love all the Gleeful fabrics but I guess if I had to pick just one, I would say my favorite is Preppy Fleurs. I’m totally smitten by Gleeful! And by this clutch :-)

  202. Jenny says:

    Preppy Fleurs + Springs Sun = Adorbable combo! Love the collection.

  203. Betty says:

    Super cute purse and fabric! My favorite is Lively Buds. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win!

  204. Annie says:

    I love the bright colors! The squiggles are great.

  205. Jess says:

    I’m excited to make a comfy dress out of Untangled Ribbons in knit. Thanks!

  206. Jennifer says:

    I love cheerful echoes.

  207. Liesbet Rombaut says:

    I love the Springs Sun!

  208. Laura says:

    I love After the Rain!

  209. Roberta says:

    definitely the white background with the blue and green squiggles! Love!

  210. Jordan Slice says:

    Love this tutorial! I saw the bag on Sew Caroline’s Instagram & I’m so excited to try to make my own version! I love all the Gleeful prints and can’t wait to order some! I love the yellow knit & think it would make an adorable Out & About Dress! I’m also lovin’ the blue with white polka dotted voile! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  211. Gina says:

    I love the charms abloom print. I’d probably make it into a skirt and after the rain in voile caught my eye for a cute blouse.

  212. Marti says:

    All the prints are lovely, but I have had a fascination with navy lately and After the Rain is just lovely.

  213. Kelly Wilson says:

    Very nice collection! The Lively Buds is a favorite – I love that color combo with lots of white.

  214. sarah says:

    I love yellow and pretty yellows can be hard to find so Spring Sun is my favorite. The fact that it comes in knit is amazing– perfect summer dress for my little girl. I’m also loving After the Rain. Thanks!

  215. caitlin l. says:

    love them all, but especially after the rain.

  216. Jolien says:

    I love Charms Abloom! Pink & flowers, not much more needed to make me happy. ;) Springs sun is another great “neutral” I’d say! :)

  217. Barbara says:

    I love the vibrant yellow of the Springs Sun fabric.

  218. Hanna says:

    I love the After the Rain fabric.

  219. Jess Z says:

    preppy fleurs

  220. Alli says:

    Those are such happy fabrics! I love them all, but I guess I like Untangled Ribbons the best. I’d make a cheerful baby quilt with them! :)

  221. Love the scallops of Cheerful Echo, but I also think After the Rain is fab!

  222. Penny Owings says:

    Oh my goodness! The Gleeful prints are so much fun! The Charms Abloom pops out at me — it’s pink!!! A beautiful pink with white and some bright green!!!!! My favorite colors! I can see it as curtains in my craft room! I’d love to make one of the Date Night Clutches out of it too! (Maybe a couple!!! They would make great gifts!)

  223. Judith says:

    I just love the cheerful yellow of Spring Sun. And it comes in a knit! I can definitely see myself sewing with it in both substrates this summer.

  224. Amy says:

    Love the bright pink with the white flowers. So sweet!

  225. I would make my granddaughter a dress out of that big floral with navy background.

  226. Erika says:

    Love the Spring Breeze print!

  227. Debbie says:

    My favorite is Lively Buds. It would make the most delightful sun dress.

  228. Ashley R. says:

    I like the Charms Abloom and Untangled Ribbons together.

  229. Lynda H says:

    I am on the hunt for some good yellows and I like what I see in the photo – beyond that, I love the roses in the main print – very artistic and the bright colors with white are stricking

  230. Mallory says:

    Love the Lively Buds pattern!

  231. Nicola Mcbeath says:

    I love the colours of the gleeful range,.especially the after the rain.voile.

  232. Allison D says:

    This line is my favorite from all the AGF limited editions. I can’t wait to make myself a top out of Cheerful Echo.

  233. Barbara Lasky says:

    I love how bright and cheerful the Gleeful fabrics look. I am drawn to the blue and green squiggles on the white background.

  234. Kristen says:

    I meant charms a bloom ;)

  235. Mihla says:

    I adore all the patterns, but the sweet simplicity of Charms Abloom really grabs me.

  236. Kristen says:

    Love them all!! The blooms a breeze one is pretty special though!

  237. Becky M says:

    I can’t decide between cheerful echo and after the rains!

  238. Serena says:

    Charms Abloom is really sweet.

  239. Tori says:

    I love this fabric! And what a cute clutch. If I had some of this scrumptious fabric I would make a fabulous bag/purse…or maybe a backpack!

  240. Heather says:

    So hard to choose, the bright colors speak to my soul but if forced I’d have to puck the yellow squiggly print.

  241. Robin W says:

    Thanks for the tut! For some reason, I am intimidated by these purse frame thingies. Pics always help! I love the Preppy Fleurs print – outside my normal. And Gleeful – well that just sounds fun!

  242. Spintiffy says:

    I love the Cheerful Echo and After the Rain prints! I’m thinking a project bag or two…

  243. Iryna B. says:

    Thank you for the pattern and tute on the clutch! I hope I get brave enough to make it. So far I made only zipper pouches.
    As for fabrics – they are all so lovely, but if I had a choice, then – Lovely buds and Spring Sun speak to me the most!

  244. Juliet H says:

    I love spring breezes because it is so versatile and can be a blender/stash fabric! Thanks for the chance!

  245. Leandra says:

    Ooooo how pretty! These fabrics just make you smile and feel happy! :) I really like the loopy lines – especially the blue and green version. It reminds me of happy doodles while daydreaming. I think it would make a cute journal cover! :)

  246. AnnCP says:

    These are such happy prints! I love them all. Spings Sun is happy and the voile print, After the Rain, would be a fun one to make a top or backing for a quilt (excited to try that!). Excited to try doing this clutch technique!

  247. angie s. says:

    I love After the Rain print. Haphazard poka dots. So many possibilities.

  248. Michelle Olsen says:

    I love Springs in Breeze & Cheerful in Echo. I’d make a tote bag or some zippered pouches with the fabric (:

  249. Margaret says:

    The Gleeful fabrics would make the perfect patchwork curtains for my bathroom.

  250. Megan says:

    I’d like to make a dress out of cheerful echo, I think the print is so pretty and I love the color.

  251. Lacey Detka says:

    I just LOVE that Cheerful Echo fabric! I must have it! I could make a fabulous pillow or coasters out of it!

  252. Judy Donnelly says:

    I love the whole bundle but the top one really caught my eye first …. I have a clutch purse i really think this would be great for!!!

  253. Kerry says:

    That fabric is cute!!! I would want to hoard it, then maybe use some for small zippered bags or stuff for my niece. :)

  254. Cassie Scott says:

    This is so cute! I absolutely love the stripe. I’m so in to that right now! ??

  255. Kerry says:

    That fabric is cute!!! I would want to hoard it, then maybe use it for small zippered bags or stuff for my niece. :)

  256. LINDA says:

    Hi, really like this Gleeful collection! I’d select the stripe as my favorite! This line just speaks of cheery summer days! Thanks for sharing!

  257. Diana Meredith says:

    I love the navy fabric with the pink and yellow flowers! So pretty. I can definitely see using that for a dress for my daughter.

  258. kelly says:

    OMG I can’t pick my favorite, they’re all so lovely, but if you’re making me, I love the After the Rain fabric!!

  259. Faye says:

    Ohh! I love aqua, white & navy together! My favourite fabric (do I only have to pick one?) from the Gleeful collection is the Cheerful Echo print used to make the clutch. I think it would make a pretty summer skirt or sun dress.

  260. I love the Cheerful Echo print!

  261. The whole collection is so fun and happy! I love the colors and patterns used.

  262. Megan says:

    Super cute clutch! My favorite has to be Lively Buds. Whimsical flowers are adorable!

  263. Paula says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial and the giveaway! I think Spring Sun and Lively Buds would be the perfect combo for a little girl’s sundress!!

  264. I love Springs Sun and After the Rain prints (as well as Cheerful Echo that you used)! Thanks for the giveaway!

  265. jessicac says:

    Cheerful Echo, or Spring Sun are so fun!

  266. Christina says:

    Charms Abloom jumps out to me the most, but really I need them all and lots of them <3 so fun and bright!

  267. Nela says:

    I love the cheerful echo print.

  268. JLVerde says:

    Spring Breeze jumps out at me. I’d love to make bags or little zipper pouches with it or mix it with the Happy Drawing fabrics I have (for a quilt I want to make).

  269. HeatherK says:

    I like the scribbled look of the loops in navy and green. Such bright, bold colors.

  270. Shana says:

    I so can’t wait to make my very own date night clutch! I love the gleeful fabric line and look forward to the release date!! If I could pick just one fabric to use, I’d pick Preppy Fleurs!

  271. Kelli M says:

    ee gats!! LOVE THIS LINE!!! I have 4 things planned out in my head already of what I want to make: knot dress for my mini me (using preppy fleurs for the skirt), boho bag for me (using as many of these prints as possible), small lap quilt (using as many of these prints as possible), and maybe even a knit dress (untangled ribbons) for me!

  272. Jana says:

    The yellow swirly print is so pretty, I’d love to make a cute summer blouse!

  273. Sandy K says:

    I would love to make a pillow cover Lively Buds and After the Rain.

  274. Bethany says:

    I like the echo. I think it is eye catching and super versatile! :)

  275. Vicki H says:

    I like the Lively Buds and Springs Sun, I would love a bag made with them.

  276. I love cheerful echo!

  277. fenna says:

    love the pink bottom one! so pretty :)

  278. Emerald says:

    I’d make this cute little clutch or mix it up with some coordinating solids to make an overnight bag.

  279. Victoria says:

    I LOVE Springs Breeze. So fun! They’re all great though. :)

  280. Renee says:

    So pretty and great for all my summer dresses!

  281. Terrie says:

    What a great clutch! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :) I’ve been wanting to make a clutch for a while now, and I would love to make an infinity scarf out of the After the Rain Voile from Caroline’s collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

  282. Jennifer Burnette says:

    Charms abloom is perfect for summer!! Love it.

  283. Amber! says:

    After the Rain, for sure. I am a sucker for polka dots!

    And that’s a cute clutch!

  284. Cat Crain says:

    I can’t decide which I LOVE more… Springs Breeze or After the Rain :)

  285. Cindy says:

    Love the stripe!

  286. lesley says:

    I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sugar “Fruity Sherbet” collection by Pat Bravo

  287. Brenna says:

    Oh, I love the teal scallops! And the stripes! The yellow squigglies are adorable too. The navy polka dots are begging to be used on a little girl’s sundress.

  288. Liezel says:

    Love Lively buds!!!!!! Nice!

  289. Anita says:

    My favorite is Lively Buds.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  290. […] am so excited because TODAY I am guest posting a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew to show you how to make the perfect date night […]

  291. Sarah says:

    Cheerfule echo, preppy fleurs, lively buds… I can’t decide. :) They all look so amazing together!

  292. Annie Dee says:

    Springs Sun jumped right out at me in the photo of the FQ stack. On the website, it’s Cheerful Echo for the tie though. All are wonderful. THANKS!

  293. Tracy Chin says:

    LOVE the Charms Abloom! Hope I win it!!!

  294. Patty says:

    Love Lively Buds, and the whole collection.

  295. KAY EYLES says:

    Charms abloom is my favourite. x

  296. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love the combination of colors in Gleeful. My favorite print is Lively Buds. Thanks.

  297. Bethany says:

    My favorite print is Springs breeze! Sewing makes me gleeful :)

  298. mjb says:

    such cute fabrics for hair bows

  299. Jess says:

    Ahh, so cute!! I think the Untangled Ribbons is definitely my favorite print – I could see that as an adorable skirt, maybe with the yellow springs print as a border on the hem! Though, if I win the FQ set I will most likely turn it into a quilt. I’ve been wanting to make one out of really big HSTs and I think this would work out well! :)

    Jess

  300. mary says:

    Lovely clutch and how delicious is that Preppy Fleurs print, can’t wait to get my hands on some

  301. melissa says:

    I think Charms Abloom. Such a bright and cheery collection! I’ve been meaning to get hardware like that to make a coin purse.

  302. DebrafromMD says:

    The bottom pink print is the one that makes me swoon.

  303. Sarah says:

    Love untangled ribbons! Would love to make some cute bags with these prints!

  304. Deborah says:

    The Charms abloom print jumped out at me, I think this would make a lovely dress for my 4 year old who is all about pink. I also like cheerful echo.

  305. Tammie says:

    I like the green scallop fabric. Too cute

  306. Catherine says:

    I’m usually not into yellow, but love the springs sun print.

  307. Shayne says:

    I’m seriously excited about the knits and voile!!

  308. jacki says:

    Preppy Fleurs and Charms Abloom make me so happy I can barely stand it! I have to get my hands on this fabric!!!!

  309. Tracy H says:

    Charms Abloom! That clutch is really adorable, might be something I need to try!

  310. Bonnie says:

    I really like the squiggly doodle fabric in that stack.

  311. Anita L. says:

    Those loop de loop fabrics are jumping out at me. Especially the yellow one. Thank you for the free pattern and the giveaway.

  312. SS in NH says:

    I love the scallops of Cheerful Echo with the bold pattern and then the pretty little dotted details.

  313. Jeanette says:

    They are all too beautiful to have to pick just one! But since I have to, I’d say Lively Buds! Love the bright colors!

  314. Nupur says:

    What a sweet clutch! I adore the Lively Buds fabric- simple and modern design.

  315. marilyn says:

    springs breeze

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