DIY | STUDDED CLEAR CLUTCH

1.27.2013
There is something so beautiful about the minimal look of a clear clutch. I love that it also forces me to declutter my purse and only carry my essentials... absolutely the theme of 2013 for me. When I saw this beautiful style from Nasty Gal, I immediately knew what my next DIY tutorial would be. Full steps after the break...
(Outfit: Urban Outfitters Skirt, Brandy Melville Top)

Materials:
- large paper (even use the back side of wrapping paper)
- clear vinyl
- button stud
- scissors
- studs
- e6000 glue 
- bbq stick or wooden chopstick
- ruler
- scotch tape
- sewing machine
- sewing thread

Steps:
1. Cut a piece of paper: 12" x 19". This will be your paper pattern.
2. Tape your pattern onto the clear vinyl.
3. Fold the bottom piece up 7".
4. Sew the left and right side that you folded up 7".
5. The unfolded/unsewn part is the flap of the clutch.
6. Glue studs to the outside of the flap. Try putting a small amount of e6000 on a paper, and add glue to the stud using a bbq stick or wooden chopstick. The trick to keeping the stud layout very even, is it to place the ruler underneath as a guide for straight lines. Please note to keep a small area free of studs, for placement of the button stud (the closure of your clutch). I placed my 1" up, centered from the bottom edge of the flap.
7. Draw a very small X or dot onto the top layer of the clutch for the placement of the button stud. Have it located directly below the area you left without studs on the flap. It is important that these match up. Cut a very small X where you put the mark. Screw in the button stud here.
8. Now, close the flap and cut a small slit where the button stud lands. This is so that you can open and close your clutch.


 Also, congrats to Joanna Le on winning our "Create Your Style with Swarovski Jewelry Kits" Giveaway!! I will be emailing you soon. Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

55 comments:

Bella Mosqueda said...

wow, I am amazed. This DIY is so perfect! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Chris @ My Fashion Trendencies said...

This is as exciting as I thought it would be. Any suggestions for someone who doesn't own a sewing machine??

xoxo Chris
http://myfashiontrendencies.com

Meghan Elizabeth said...

I always forget to pick up a piece of clear vinyl when I'm at the fabric store! I have so many unused studs...

gorgeous diy, lady!

Ella bella said...

Oh goodness! Turned out fab! Great job Aimee!

Amaris said...

I love how this looks! Maybe a transparent clutch isn't too bad ... :)

AcidDreamsandSugarHighs said...

Love that you added studs to this. Looks amazing xx

Sydneydoesdiy said...

This DIY is so good! I'm loving all things transparent at the moment. Well done!

Sydneydoesdiy.blogspot.co.uk

Khushbu merchant said...

I love this clutch. it looks very cheek

http://lovelaughliveme.wordpress.com/

Franziska said...

where is that beautiful iphone case from?? :)

Aya Sakamoto said...

I am completely in love with this. So much so, I decided to finally write a comment, after following your blog for a while. :D

Olivia Kim said...

that looks totally awesome! You look lovely at the bottom picture too! 

-liv
http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

Joyce Posas Quirama said...

Loveee itttt!!

aND THE OUTFIT IS PERFECT!!
kISSS

My blog By Joyce ♥  

The Fancy Teacup said...

That clutch totally rocks, Aimee!

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Lila&Sirena said...

This is absolutely cool and chic! =)

Lila&Sirena
lilasirena.blogspot.com

graceatwood said...

Amazing!!! Love this, Aimee!

Chloe Moon said...

My oh my that is beautiful!! I can't get over how easy it appears to be to make, yet a designer is charging such a large price tag!! Wow...Just Wow!!



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Aimee S. said...

 Hi Chirs

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you dear!

Aimee S. said...

Thanks doll!!  I always feel good when I can use leftover materials! I simply bought my vinyl at Jo-Ann's Fabrics.

Aimee S. said...

 Awww thanks!

Aimee S. said...

 Thanks you sweets! I am a recent convert too :)

Aimee S. said...

 Thanks boo!

Aimee S. said...

 Me too!!  Not just in fashion, but around the home as well!  Thank you!

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you love!

Sara Strauss said...

That studded clutch is the coolest thing ever! Love it!
~Sara
sarastrauss.blogspot.com

Aimee S. said...

 I will do a post on the outfit details on Friday.  It is from iiconemesis.co.uk/

Aimee S. said...

 Awww. Thank you!  I really appreciate it! :)

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you lovie! :)

Aimee S. said...

 So sweet!  Thank you dear!

Aimee S. said...

 Grace!!  Thank you love!!

Aimee S. said...

 Thank you!!  Please let me know if you try it.  I'd love to see.

Aimee S. said...

Awww.. that is really sweet.  Thank you doll!

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

Holy heck I'm not sure what I love more, this diy or that skirt!

Aimee S. said...

Thank you Sarah!!  I just added a link to where you can find it above. :)

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Looks super cute! not sure I want people to see what's in my purse though ;)

Jaws M. Banico said...

love it!

Vanessa, Cafe Craftea said...

Looks like it came right off the runway :) Your blog has been one of my longtime favorites for DIY ideas and has inspired me to start my own DIY blog :) Do you have any tips on how to promote a new blog to a wider audience?

Vanessa
http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com/

Vanessary said...

Spikes = the best! 
Love your clutch!

I just spiked a shirt today as well :D
http://vanessary.blogspot.dk/2013/01/arets-frste-diy-spike-collar.html

http://vanessary.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

Where did you get those adorable sunglasses?

Elle said...

where are your lovely sunglasses from?

Aimee S. said...

Thank doll!  Must check your out :)

Aimee S. said...

Hi love!  Thank you for your comment!  Really made my day! ♥ I would say to concentrate on good content on your blog and creating a unique voice.  Stay active on a variety of social media outlets and have a link to them on your blog. Personally, Pinterest has helped me grow my audience the most versus any other social media avenues. Hope this helps! :)

Aimee S. said...

Thank you! ♥

Aimee S. said...

Thank you!  Agreed it can be hard, but I keep it minimal when I wear a clear clutch.  :)

Aimee S. said...

It's from In God We Trust in Brooklyn

Aimee S. said...

It's from In God We Trust in Brooklyn 

Lo Hood said...

I really like that especially for summer! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Samantha said...

Another fabulous project

daisy said...

LOVE this diy! amazing.









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Eunice said...

I LOVE this DIY!!! :) I absolutely love that you also started from scratch :) I gotta try this sometime - AND it'll make me keep my purse ingredients simple ;)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Love the unique clear clutch idea!

Lindsey Smith said...

Where do you get the vinyl from and how thick is it?

lucy said...

where can i get the vinyl from please?

Nanis said...

Love it!

KatLeen said...

i'What's the gauge on the vinyl I'd hate to buy it too thick. Thanks! I just luv your site!

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