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.
It’s official…the fashion world is hollering for all things holographic! From the underground to the mainstream, designers from Eddie Borgo to Chanel have us seeing in 3D. Illuminate your life with an accessory that will light up any room. We teamed up with Who What Wear to create this statement clutch inspired by Stella McCartney’s Spring 2013 collection that will add an eye-popping, magical finish to any look. Get inspired to get iridescent and luminescent, then get ready to Instagram that hologram!To create: Using a marker, trace all sides of the plastic envelope to the backside of the self-adhesive film. Cut out each section with scissors. Carefully peel and stick the film to your envelope. Starting from one corner, firmly apply pressure with the palm of your hand to smooth out air bubbles. Trim any excess film from the edges for a clean polished look.
DIY Embellished Bead and Flower Foil Clutch Tutorial from Trinkets in Bloom here. Lots of crafters seem to be using this padded foil (that you can buy at the Dollar Store, hardware stores etc…). Several weeks ago I posted a cute foil DIY Margiela for H&M Inspired Candy Clutch from A Matter of Style here.
Every girl needs accesories, and a thrift shop is a great place to start. You can find vintage or modern pieces at great prices, which also means you can put your own twist on your accessories.
DIY Margiela for H&M Inspired Candy Clutch Tutorial from A Matter of Style here. Clever DIY using an aluminum sheet for under the sink (you can buy these shelf protectors at Target and hardware stores in various materials). Top Photo: Margiela for H&M Candy Clutches here, Bottom Photo: DIY by A Matter of Style. *For more knockoffs go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/knockoff
DIY Kate Spade Lawn Party Clutch Tutorial from Made in Pretoria here. Really cheap and easy DIY using a placemat. Left Photo: $158 (sold out) Kate Spade Lawn Party Raine here, Right Photo: DIY by Made in Pretoria.
Free clutch pattern from Sew News. Accessorize for fall with this trendy clutch purse. It’s convertible! You can fold it over to make a clutch, or keep it unfolded to make a deeper purse. Check out this free pattern from the Sew News October/November 2012 issue!
DIY Studded Purse Tutorial from Wobisobi here. If you already have the pliers and X-acto knife, this bag restyle costs $1.67 in studs from Hobby Lobby. Posting because this is a big bang for your buck project. For more easy restyles go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wobisobi
DIY Book Clutch Tutorial from Monoxious here. This tutorial uses a book box (you used to be able to get these at Michaels or Hobby Lobby) and a leather punch (one of the handy tools I own). What makes this unique is the clasp and book corners.
DIY Sequin Clutch Tutorial from Sweet Verbena here. This is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen for a sequin bag (think Zara sequin wallet/clutch that has been sold out forever).You can also purchase these bags from Sweet Verbena’s Etsy store here. *This matches the sequin mini skirt by Sweet Verbena I posted here.