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Some Panic Clutches got PIMPED last weekend – and you can Pimp Yours Too!

Pimp your panic clutch workshop

Hi Everyone

I am on a high! I had the BEST time teaching the Pimp Your Panic Clutch Class last weekend 🙂  As some of you may already know, I am a qualified secondary school teacher and I stopped teaching when I was pregnant with T in 2011. I didn’t realise how much I have missed the classroom since becoming a stay-at-home mum!  I loved teaching this bag making class so much that I hope I get to teach bag making again soon.
So, if you know of a quilt/sewing shop who is looking for a teacher, to teach bag making skills and is located in Australia, give them my contact details (emma@emkiedesigns.com) so we can talk 😀


From all accounts the wonderful ladies who attended Saturday’s class had a fabulous time too.  Two ladies who attended had never sewn a bag before, and they told me they learnt a lot and both were extremely happy to walk away with finished Pimped up Panic clutches!

Everyone working hard…

During the class I walked participants through making their own Panic Clutches, as we went along we also added some features to Pimped out our Clutches if we wanted to – with the help of my Pimp Your Panic Clutch E-book that I prepared especially for class participants.

As you can see here – we had lots of laughing going on throughout the day 🙂

I heard from a few of you that you were disappointed you wouldn’t be able to make it to my class…so I have decided to make the Pimp Your Panic Clutch E-book available to you all!

The tutorials included in the e-book are:
-Add a wristlet strap
-Add a cross body strap
-Install a tongue lock (AKA push lock/thumb lock) closure
-Install a “sew in” magnetic closure
-Add a unique strap closure
-Add card pockets in the lining
-Add a zip pocket internally or externally

All tutorials include both written instruction and many colour photos to help you achieve the “look” you are after.

The Pimp Your Panic Clutch E-book is available in my ShopEtsy and Craftsy stores right now 🙂


I’m so pleased and happy with the Clutches that were made on Saturday!  Aren’t they lovely 🙂  Above (and below) you will see all the makers showing off their beautiful Panic Clutches.


I love how each fabric chosen changes the look of this clutch! Have you made a Panic Clutch lately?  I’d love to see it!  So please feel free to share them with me via FB, IG, or T 🙂 If you want to use the tags #panicclutch, #pimpyourpanicclutch or #patternsbyemkie that would be awesome too!

If you want to Pimp Your Panic Clutch like us, remember to purchase and download your E-book, it is available in my Etsy and Craftsy stores right now 🙂

I would love to stay in touch with you, so please feel free to sign up for my newsletter here.

Happy Sewing!


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