DIY Clutch Purse Makeover

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Are you on a budget? Do you love D.I.Y (Do It Yourself) projects? Are you bored with an old purse? If you answered yes to any of these questions this post is for you!

One of the things I love about being a designer and all around creative person is that I am always stocked with beads, fabrics and everything else that makes me ready for a craft session at any moment.  I had recently thought about what to do with an old clutch purse I bought years ago but was no longer in love with. I know we all have those old accessories stuffed in the back of our closet collecting dust that we aren't quite sure what to do with. 
My first thought was to give it away but as I shared in this post here, some old things in your closet deserve to stick around for projects like this.  
As a true fashionista, I love a shopping trip as much as everyone else but when you can take an old item, recreate it and get a new item without the price tag its great for your budget and you  get to create a one of a kind item no one else will have. So, watch how this old purse became new with my local craft store and a little bit of creativity.

  Here’s what you need for your clutch makeover:


*An old clutch purse or one you would like to give a makeover

*A piece of fabric (size will vary depending upon the size of your clutch. Just make sure you have enough to cover the front flap and to tuck the edges inside)

*Scissors

*Fabric Glue. I used E-6000 glue because my clutch was made of man- made material

 *Iron on Hem Tape (optional)

 (All of these items can be found at your local craft store)


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Instructions:
1.   Clean the front flap to make sure it’s free of dirt and debris.
2.  Glue the fabric to the front flap of the purse. Make sure you line the fabric evenly  with the top of the purse across the front. Tuck the sides of the fabric inside.
3.  Glue or use the Iron on Hem tape to secure the edges to the inside of the clutch. (I used the iron on hem tape here because the inside of the purse was fabric. If you choose this option cut the hem tape to match the length of each edge, lay the fabric on top & iron to attach).
4.  Make sure all edges are secured and attached. If you used glue wait at least 4-5 hours for the glue to set & ENJOY YOUR NEW CLUTCH!

So, there’s 4 steps to transition your old boring purse into a new chic purse that you can wear almost immediately. I don’t know of a quicker and simpler way to add a new accessory to your wardrobe. Let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comments.



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