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Date night is one of those things that I absolutely love, but with 5 kids I don’t get to do it very often. It’s not the easiest to find a babysitter or even a day that we don’t have something going on. But when we do go out on a date, I like to look good (and not like a zombie like I usually do every other day). I have an everyday purse but when I go out on a date, I don’t need to drag around a big purse filled with diapers, wipes, sippy cups and random toys and hair clips from my kids. Sometimes I want to just have something simple, small and it holds the essentials. So I decided to make myself a cute little date night clutch. It’s just the right size and the big bow in the front makes it really easy to hold it.
This is how I made it:
I used some thicker gray fabric, two different coordinating fabrics and a gray zipper.
I folded the patterned fabric in half, then sewed it together (with the front sides facing each other). Then I flipped it right side out and using a needle and thread, I gathered the middle the fabric together.
I then cut a piece of fabric that was 3 1/2″ wide and about 6″ long. I then folded it in half (fronts together) and sewed it together. Then I flipped it right side out and then put it around the bow and sewed it onto the bow with a needle and thread.
Now for the liner. I cut two pieces of fabric 9 1/2″ x 6″. I folded part of the gray over the liner and then sewed it to the gray fabric.
Next I sewed the zipper onto the gray fabrics. I laid them flat onto the zipper and then sewed it together.
I then folded it together and then sewed the sides together. I rounded the edges on the corners and then trimmed the edges.
Now time to fill it up with some essentials. I picked up some ChapStick Total Hydration, Advil Liqui-Gels and Emergen-C. ChapStick Total Hydration is 100% natural, age defying, and has omega 6 and 9. Advil Liqui-Gels is tough on pain, like muscle ache, head ache and joint pain, make sure to use as directed. Emergen-C has over 20 variety of vitamin supplement drink mixes and it gives you more healthy days and more healthy nights.
I got them from Walmart. I found the new ChapStick Total Hydration on the end cap display, the Advil with the other pain relievers and the Emergen-C was on display on the end cap too.
I put them into my clutch, along with some cash and I’m ready for date night! I chose these three products as my essentials because I always have chapped lips (especially in the winter time) and the ChaptStick Total Hydration is amazing and makes them so much softer and they don’t crack as much. I got the Advil Liqui-Gels because I always seem to have a headache (due to my back problems and allergies) and the Liqui-Gels are perfect for date night because I don’t have an hour or more to start to feel better, I want to feel better quickly. Make sure to use as directed. And lastly the Emergen-C is perfect because I always get water at restaurants and the little packet is perfect to put into there and give it a little more flavor and of course the vitamins are nice too!
I can throw on a cute skirt, some fun boots and I’m ready for date night!