Maybe it's the cut-offs I tried to hem in high school; they ended up shorter in front than in back. Or it may be the lining I sewed into this bag with uneven stitches. Probably it was the blood I spilled sewing taekwondo patches on testing gis. They were white. Somewhere along the way, I decided I didn't like sewing needles and that I should avoid them.
But I want this clutch, so I bought lining fabric, interface (?), a zipper, thread, and big orange sewing scissors like my mom had (the ones we weren't supposed to use to cut up boxes and junk, but we did anyway). (Hey, I finally googled wether or not to put the period into the parenthesis or outside. It only took 20 years.)
My swatch is so pretty, even without the scallop detail. Since I received the yarn in a giveaway, I didn't have to worry about choosing coordinating colors. I really like these. I probably would have picked more subdued colors, and regretted it, if I'd bought them myself. This is going to be a good change of pace.