I had a piece from the original Olga Walters workshop that I did not finish, I had just sewn it so that the fabric strips were well and truly attached.
Today I got it out and sewed it a bit more. I attached some medium weight interfacing to the back of the piece and sewed it more densely.
After making the basic fabric, I then fiddled around, trying to work out how to close it. I didn't want to use press studs because that might mean you were pressing on the screen. I wasn't sure if you could use magnets near a computerised item, I seem to remember that magnets do dreadful things to computer monitors. So I decided to put on a button with a loop.
Do you think I could remember how to do that?? NO. But the amazing internet came to the rescue. I found this useful video of how to turn a tube of fabric inside out. The woman in the video says she doesn't use many tools in her sewing but that this tool is one she loves. As far as I can see, it is just a straw, or a small tube, and a stick with a rounded end. That is what I used, a straw and a meat skewer. It worked a treat.
I came across this useful site, telling me how to make a clutch. I didn't do it their way but I did learn how to make the button tie thingy. One very useful tip was to use a button with a shank, so that the tie can go around it. This might be obvious to you people with sewing experience out there, but it was news to me. I am going to have to become a more proficient sewer if I am actually going to use these fabrics I keep dyeing and creating.
Here is the finished item.