My inspiration for this project came from Katherine in this super pretty pink outfit with the smashing bold statement clutch.
My Version DIY Floral Clutch
Thrifted Fabric Clutch in solid colour (Make sure the material is easy to sew through, leather is hard to sew through but pleather isn’t.)
Assorted beads, fabric/silk flowers, brooches, sequins
Needle and thread
Nylon jewellery thread
Some of the brooches I used are vintage.
I made some of the fabric flowers by hand.
1. Prep your bag – I had to remove the plastic beads on the front of this thrifted bag.
2. Gather your materials and start to put together flowers and arrange them on your bag staggered with brooches.
3. Stitch on each embellishment by hand.
To choose your colour scheme simply pile a bunch of silk flowers/fabric/brooches on a table and then whittle out which ones don’t belong. Alternatively you can look at a scarf, or a pattern in a blouse that you already like and use those colours to give you direction.
This would work well on sequinned clutch.
You can also use vintage earrings by clipping off their backs. I chose to clip off the backs of my brooches and stitch them on, but you could just pin them on.
For the brooches I used nylon jewellery thread. It is strong enough to hold onto the heaviest brooches and clear so you can’t see it.
You could choose to simply hot glue or use E6000 to adhere your embellishments to the clutch and it would take less time, but I prefer sewing them on. I’d hate to have items falling off when I’m walking around or out for the night.
I started out in one corner and worked my way across the bag.
For making your own burned satin fabric flowers this is a good tutorial.
The purchased silk flowers were disassembled and then I replaced their centres with beads.
I want to make another one of these as a gift. I really enjoyed the creative process.
I’m keeping my eyes peeled while thrifting for a gold sequinned clutch. It would be fabulous with warm autumn colours.
If you choose to make this on your own please share your results with me! I’d love to see what you create.