Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{she made it} neon vinyl clutch fashion diy

this is a simple clutch diy for anyone who has basic skills using a sewing machine. i am by no means a professional and if i don't use the right terms please don't get offended. i am completely self taught and most of the time just learn by trial and error.

here is what you'll need:

sewing machine
about 1/2 to 1 yard of vinyl depending on what size clutch you want to make
fabric for liner (you don't have to line it)
rotary cutter
paint (i used patio paint)
possibly some fabric glue
masking tape
foam brush

Cut your piece of vinyl to the desired size. Mine was about 22" x 16.5". Cut your piece of fabric for the liner just slightly shorter on the zipper side so it wont show after you sew it together.

i then added some fabric glue and glued the liner onto the wrong side of the vinyl piece. my fabric was very silky and because you can't really use pins to keep it in place i just decided to add some glue.
i did the same thing with the zipper. line it up right side of zipper facing wrong side of vinyl and then sew down the side with your zipper foot. do the same thing on the other side and be careful because you won't have much room to work with. i opened the zipper a little bit because it was easier to sew that way. 

once the zipper is attached, make sure you open it about half way. DO NOT forget this step or you won't be able to turn your clutch right side out when you're done sewing. then simply sew down both sides right over your zipper.
your clutch will then look something like this: 

if you have some excess fabric you will want to trim it now. also cut off the excess zipper. turn your clutch right side out and it'll look like this: 

now you'll need your paint, foam brush and masking tape.

tape off the stripe that you want to paint on both sides. 

i painted two coats and let the paint dry over night before removing the masking tape. 

it didn't seep through at all and covered perfectly. i used patio paint because it is weather proof so i figured it would stick to the vinyl.

the lined inside will look like this.

then you're all done and ready to take it out on the town. 

i am happy to answer any questions you may have, just shoot me an email or comment. 

if you'd like to win this clutch just enter the giveaway here

and if you want more diy check out my feature post over at love stitched today for some neon jewelry to go with this clutch :) 

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  1. wow, that's inspiring!
    what exactly is Patio paint, is it some acryl or so?

    Ladylike Notes

    1. Laila, i got it at the craft store and it was right next to the acrylic paints. it is for painting outdoor objects so it's waterproof. it seems to cover better than acrylic paints do.

  2. That is a fabulous DIY clutch. Love it!

  3. Oh my gush that is pretty cool! I so like this.


  4. That clutch is so adorable! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!


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