18 posts tagged clutch
Wander & Hunt is the DIY kit & supply shop from A Pair & A Spare, and it’s amazing! Not only can you get some great craft items like rhinestones, studs, fabric and chains, but amazing kits to make some truly stunning fashion pieces. This has to be my favourite kit so far - a ‘perfume bottle’ clutch that you can customise however you want with the included lace, flat pearls and tassels. What an amazing present for a fashionista/crafty/perfume obsessed friend! The kit isn’t cheap, but you get free shipping (awesome!). Make sure you check out the rest of the craft kits such as this gorgeous jewelled belt, rhinestone ear cuff or ombre tassel necklace.
I’ve always been a bit fearful of sewing with zippers. They seem pretty complicated, but I think it’s time to get over my fear, because I really like this clutch! I think the thing I like the most about it is the oversized bow, plus the fabric colours. I know this is a clutch, but I think it would be great for toiletries when I’m travelling. Or you could make it smaller for a pencil case, or add a strap if you want it hands free!
Another Mod Melts project, this time as a gorgeous embellishment on a clutch. This is so clever and I love the colour combinations of coral and pale blue. This is just another example of how clever and multi-purpose these products are. i can’t wait for them to get to Australia!
I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before… but if I have, sorry - I just needed to share again! I know I say this a lot, but these are easy to make, I swear - that ‘lace’ pattern is actually a clipart design that you print onto tshirt transfer paper then iron onto some cotton canvas. Then sew up the sides, add your ribbon and you’re done! Martha suggests making these as gifts for bridesmaids, but these would also be great for storing your jewelry, giving gift cards or popping your mini iPad in!
Though probably not great for those of us who use their purse as a mobile home, this acrylic clutch is on-trend and perfect for showing off your cute purse and phone case! Plus this would be super tough and would go with everything, the best kind of clutch!
Most book clutch projects require you to have a gorgeous good quality hard cover book. Now some of you may have luck finding one but in my second hand book shops all I can find are John Grisham hardbacks and weird ugly covers. So this pretty clutch project is perfect because it doesn’t matter what’s on the cover - you’re going to be covering it anyway! Of course, you don’t have to cover it in floral fabric, but I do love the chintzy fabric.
Now we’re starting to get into Holiday party mode, I’m going to feature more party outfit DIY ideas! The first one of the season is this very pretty clutch. I love the combination of lace, gold and pearls. You could also swap out the pearls with diamantes. If you can’t find e6000 glue, I’ve found that super glue works pretty well too!
Leather Fold Over Clutch | Say Yes To Hoboken
I have always avoided any projects involving zips because I once had an unfortunate accident involving them. I was silly and sewed over the metal part and - crack! - there went the needle on the machine, narrowly missing my face. It made me think that maybe I need to wear glasses when I’m sewing. And maybe a hard hat! But this super simple purse has changed my mind. Not only is it made of that faux leather you can buy in bulk at the craft store, it’s also a great beginner project for trying to sew a zipper. So I’ll try again but this time I’ll be a little more careful - for fashion sake!
Matthew Williams Inspired Pom Pom Clutch | Court & Hudson
One of my favourite aisles in Spotlight is the trim aisle! I love pom pom trim the most. But as much as I love them I find it hard to think of how to use it. This clutch is perfect - a while ago I bought a plain clutch that could definitely use some pizazz! And I love anything by Matthew Williams so this is ticking all the boxes!
DIY Book Clutch | Runway DIY
I’m always torn when I see DIYs that cut up books. Books are kind of sacred to me and I hate the thought of destroying one on purpose! But these covers for the Penguin Classics are just so gorgeous, I would love to have one to carry around and keep my purse and phone in. If you’re not keen on shelling out money on something to cut it up, you could always try a second hand book store or op shop. Just don’t get it mixed up with your other books or you may be searching for your wallet for a while…
Prada Inspired Clutch | Refinery 29
I know some people think that luxury items like handbags and clothing are a waste of money, but one day I would love to own something by a high fashion brand! It’s not just the name - it’s the quality of the workmanship too (and OK, the name!) Until the day I have a spare $1000 to blow on something extravagant though, I’m going to go the DIY route, just like with this pretty jewel encrusted clutch! There’s nothing quite like a bit of faux-bling to dress up a LBD, and when it’s this cheap to re-create, why wouldn’t you want one of your own?!
Alexander Wang Hardware Clutch | Runway DIY
I was out shopping with my cousin Laura on Friday and I saw a stack of clutches like these. Now these clutches were around $30 to $40. And though they were really pretty, after seeing this DIY I realise how easy it would be to just make my own! I particulary like that the DIY is in video format - so much easier to follow. Plus, this would be really easy to make into a shoulder bag too!
Glittery Gold Clutch | The World Is My Oyster
Isn’t it funny what you don’t realise until someone points it out to you?! For instance, I always match my nail polish to a colour I wear. You’d think this was a conscious decision, but I actually don’t! I also love to mix things up but I’m also a very matchy-matchy girl. I like to have my bag match what I’m wearing along with my shoes and jewelry. I love bags (especially clutches!) and feel I need to make this clutch to add to an outfit. I don’t have anything gold & glittery, but I can see wearing this with all black… and glittery gold nails… and glittery gold shoes!
Missoni Inspired Glitter Clutch | Desde Tenerife Con Amor
I know, another glitter project, but I just discovered this fab blog and this is my favourite out of all her projects. The text is in Spanish but you can translate to English, and of course if you are still having troubles it is quite similar to all the other glitter projects, combining the glitter with Mod Podge and layering it until you get the look that you want.
Book Clutch | Dirty Hems
I completely fell in love with this Emma Book Clutch from Kate Spade, but $325 for a bag? Um… no. Yay Dirty Hems for saving my bank account and giving me inspiration! I wonder if I would be able to do as they have with the Emma book and insert a metal snap? Either way, I just love this. I’m still a little iffy on the whole cutting up a book thing, but if it’s an old broken book anyway, at least I’m giving it a new life right?!