(Closed) Craft advice for DIY clutch

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@crisaquarius24:  Do you have a picture of the clutch you are trying to replicate?

Post # 5
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It doesn’t look like it would be all that hard to replicate. I would be more worried about the fact that whatever you use to affix the rhinestone strands to it might show [glue could turn into a mess quickly.. and maybe not hold very well, and sewing it on would also show].

Post # 6
48 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

you could, it would be time consuming, and i dont know how the cost will be, everytime i see those rhinestones theyre pretty pricey.

but here is what you coud do,

most of those strands have aa small part on the bottom that allows them to expand and contract, looks like a small “T” [pencil drawing] you would need to take that part and get it under the seam of the top part of the bag, that way the strands are secure(i would still use a SMALL bead of glue to be extra  safe) [pencil and pen ]  you would use a long enough strand to fit the FULLY STUFFED  bag, make sure it is expanded as far as it will go, and begin attaching the top(vertical)  strands on one side only then move to the side strands (horizontal) the full length of the bag (both sides) after you have the strands attachted you will have to weave them to make the “cage” and secure them through the opposite hem/seam. once you have that all done you will have to attach the trim, make sure it stays on the frame of the bag or it will tear when the  bag is empty/full. you can do two things, glue or sew. i would do both. use a clear thin filiment line (like fising line- a craft sore would have a thinner version) and very small dabs of glue( i would use a tooth pick to dab from the bottle/contaier to the purse. and set the stone on top of it sewing each “bridge” part ( sewing picture) if you end your sewing and the very botton of the hinge you should be able to knot off the thread w/o it showing too much. 

i think a small dab of glue on the points where the strands meet in the weave would help it look better too.

just make sure you have all the proper materials and lots of patience! sorry the pics are huge, idk how to resize them…

Post # 7
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@crisaquarius24:  If you search “MG collection clutch” on Amazon you’ll find a lot of really similar clutches to that. And they’re all around $30. No DIY headache needed. 😀

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