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CABOCHON ROSE HANDBAG. ‘Cabochon Rose Handbag’ This little evening handbag resembles a corsage and is carried on the wrist.

CABOCHON ROSE HANDBAG

It can be made up in colours and fabrications to compliment the lady’s dress. ZIPPERED CLUTCH BAG. ‘Lined Zippered Clutch Bag’ A simple clutch bag is probably everyone’s favourite handbag.

ZIPPERED CLUTCH BAG

And for good reason … it is so classic in style and never looks dated. CLUTCH PURSE. The clutch purse is a small tailored stiffened handbag with a metal hinged-clasp or snap closure that has became the standard for business and special occasion activities.

CLUTCH PURSE

Clutch bag styling is often neat flat rectangles specifically designed to be carried in the hand because it has no handles. Leather clutches are most often cowhide leather or pigskin suede, but cloth purses could be of a colour and fabrication that complements a woman’s fashion ensemble. Dimensions: approximately 6″ high / 12″ wide / 3/8″ deep with a 18″ [46 cm] optional carrying chain and fixed lining. [15 cm x 30.5 cm x 1 cm] Construction Method: Turned-over finish – a finished edge is turned onto a stiffener to create the silhouette yet often is not used throughout the whole construction because of weaknesses in machine-stitching.

Skiving the seam allowance pares down the thickness of leather, either all over or along an edge to reduce bulk and/or allow for turning. You will need: A-B = 3 times the desired height. N.E.E.T. Feature + Tutorial. I’ve had this in the works for some time & I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you!!

N.E.E.T. Feature + Tutorial

N.E.E.T. approached me a while back to develop a fashion tutorial for their summer publication & I gladly accepted. I actually wanted to do the fringed necklace (from yesterday) for the publication, but decided for a coin purse instead. Again, I went with the leather & the fringe. Call me obsessed. I developed the pattern; and with the help of Jill we made a couple of versions & shot the tutorial. Jill was the one who painted the pouch on the right. This tutorial is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. DIY Transparent Clutch – HonestlyWTF.

Phil Oh spotted this elegant Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch during Paris Fashion Week and we spotted a DIY.

DIY Transparent Clutch – HonestlyWTF

Prada, Chanel & Fendi seem to be seeing clearly too because let’s face it, nothing says “I ain’t got shit to hide” like a transparent clutch. You’ll start by drilling a hole at the top of the plastic box. Use a drill bit that is one size larger than the diameter of the bolt on the knob, otherwise the plastic might crack. Open the lid and slowly drill a hole in the center of the box with very light pressure. Please wear protective eyewear and use caution! Push the knob through the hole of the box and replace the washer and nut. Voila! (top image by Phil Oh for Vogue.com, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

How to Make This Pretty Pink Clutch. April 3rd, 2014 Email 71 users recommend A feathered edge ruffle turns this bag into a chic accessory.

How to Make This Pretty Pink Clutch

Mary Ray Use this sketch as a guide to make your pattern and cut the required pieces. Trim the quilted sections using pattern section A as a guide. Photo: Mary Ray "Pinking" refers to the process of cutting a zigzag edge. The ruffles need to be cut on the bias so they can be shaped over the curved edges of the bag. To make this purse you'll need: 1/2 yard main fabric1/4 yard lining fabric1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacingSmall piece of quilt battingSmall piece of stiffening material like Timtex or cardboard.A magnetic snapBeads (optional)Pinking shears or pinking rotary cutting blade.

Skull Clutch. To do this DIY for the longest time!

Skull Clutch

I couldn't find the exact supplies I wanted, but ended up improvising. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Martha Stewart Crafts.