This DIY Clutch Tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Walgreens #CollectiveBias
It’s safe to say that there are a few things that I like to hoard collect. One of my favorite things to purchase is purses and trust me when I tell you, I have quite a few.
Several years ago, I purchased a super cute wristlet – clutch from Coach. It was the craziest thing because I turned into a mad woman trying to find it at my local store. Turned out, it was a catalog-only item with a very limited amount of clutches made. When it came, I thought it was the cutest thing ever. I initially purchased the clutch to carry in my purse, but I noticed that I started to carry it alone more often than I carried a purse.
I’ve now had that clutch for almost 10 years. It has some imperfections, but it’s still in good condition. Over the years, I added a few more clutches to my collection. Now, I very rarely carry a full-sized purse.
As much as I love them, I’ve been having a little trouble lately with fitting all of my items in my everyday clutches. I haven’t been able to find one that is the size that I want to carry my necessities.
I needed something that would fit my hand sanitizer, makeup, cards and ids, and my gum. Since I’ve been traveling and out and about a little more, I make sure I carry things that I might need and a few that I can share with others. When I was in law school, I was like the convenience store for my section. I had everything in my bag like an old lady. LOL!
Some things never change. I’m not carrying as much these days, but the main items I carry to share are my bottle of sanitizer and the new Extra® 35-stick pack from Walgreens. The Extra® Gum Spearmint flavor has always been my thing, but they do have Extra® Gum Polar Ice® flavor. When I saw the large pack I had to have it because it has way more gum in the package, and it has a durable plastic container, made from recycled packaging, to store the gum. No more lint on my gum! Y’all know what I’m talking about. You pull out your pack of gum to share with someone and you’re suddenly embarrassed and confused at the mystery fuzz on your sticks of gum. LOL! What? I know I’m not the only one!
Well to carry all of my goodies, I decided to start making my own clutches. It was seriously cheaper than buying them: My Coach clutches were a minimum of $125ish. Now for less than $20, I can make my own custom clutch. I like the envelope style and the zippered clutch that resembles my makeup bag.
I have a sewing machine, but I decided that I wanted to share a quick and easy no-sew DIY clutch purse with you all. Later, I will show you how to make others, but I thought this would be cool to share for beginning DIYers or those who don’t own a sewing machine.
I have to admit the first time I tried to make one I closed the clutch the wrong way. So I want to save you the drama and the money of figuring it out on your own.
So let’s get started.
For this project, you only need four items: fabric, zipper, fabric glue, and ribbon.
The first step is to attach the zipper. After removing the zipper from the package, apply a line of fabric glue to one side of the zipper edge. Firmly press the backside of the fabric on the glued edge of the zipper. When the first section of fabric is secure, repeat the same steps on the other zipper edge.
Allow the glue to dry for 30 to 60 minutes. After the glue dries, open the zipper and apply the fabric glue to the right side of the fabric. When all edges have a glue, fold the two right sides of the fabric together and allow to dry.
When the glue has dried, flip the wrong side of the fabric to make it the inside of your bag. The last step is optional. You can take a small piece of ribbon and tie it to the zipper to create a cute zipper pull.
I hope you have fun making DIY clutch purses. If you decide to give it a try, please tag me on Instagram or Twitter. I would love to see how yours turned out.
Of course, the next time you are in the checkout line at Walgreens, be sure to pick up the new Extra® Gum 35-stick packages to share with friends or to have some in your car and some in your purse. With the new packs, you can “Give Extra, Get Extra” to share.
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