When I saw the gathered clutch tutorial on the Noodlehead blog, I knew I had to try it. I love gathers! I made this on Mother’s Day afternoon, for myself, as a test case. I like how it turned out. I need to buy some plastic zippers that I can stitch through though. I was using a metal zipper that my Grandmother had ripped out of an old garment before throwing it out. I think it would have been more successful in the zipper area if I could have stitched closer to the zipper on the ends. I am definitely planning to make more for gifts. I think I would like it to have more substance though. I was considering adding a scrap of batting in between the layers. Has anyone tried that? Suggestions?