You know when you buy more expensive make up and you get those little free gift bags with them? I tend to never use the bags because I don’t generally like to carry things with labels on them. So whats the solution? Craft! Craft is aaaalways the solution XD

Clutch Bag Tutorial

You need:

  • Glue gun or sewing machine
  • Lace
  • Bow
  • Clutch bag
  • Ribbon

Clutch Bag Tutorial

 

This bag came in my MBBE goodie bags and is from Guinot. It’s black with little glitter sparklies ^_^ I am not a fan of clutch bags, I think they are kind of pointless… I mean they don’t make carrying stuff any easier they just give me a hand cramp XD So glue time!

Clutch Bag Tutorial

So in about 10 minutes I turned it into this:

Clutch Bag Tutorial

I started with the white bow that came off one of my Bodyline shoes and added some black velvet ribbon to hide the thread.

Clutch Bag Tutorial

Then I glued lace around the outside. Of course you could stitch it in place but this bag is quite thick so glue was easier.

Clutch Bag Tutorial

I pleated the lace at the corners so it sat well.

Clutch Bag Tutorial

Glued the little bow in place…

Clutch Bag Tutorial

Then with some more velvet ribbon I added a little strap by gluing (and anchoring with a stitch) it into the inside.

Clutch Bag Tutorial

Super easy! All done!

Clutch Bag Tutorial

Now I have a cute evening bag which is practical and matches my outfit ^_^ Win! What do you guys do with these kinds of bags?