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Monday, April 11, 2011

Project Re-Style #15

Happy Monday Everyone.!
Welcome to week number 15 of my project Re-Style challenge.
If you are just joining me, 
I do a Re-Style  of something I have in my closet and make it new, every Monday.  I Re-Style other things also, but on Mondays, I try and do the easiest, most economical Re-Style.   All the details of Project Re-Style will be at the end of this post.  I hope, if anything,  this will get you to start thinking,
"Ahh!! don't throw it away Re-Style it."
That is what is has done for me.
This weeks Re-Style is
a Plain Gold Clutch to a Fringe Clutch.

Ok, lets get started.
  Sooooo,I know what your thinking,  another clutch? I must have gone on a clutch binge about two years ago.  I have never worn this one. I bought it at Forever 21 for  some ridiculous price $2.50 on sale.  I always feel if it is only $2.50, I have to buy it.  Well I took little Miss  gold clutch  and made her just a tad fringe~ y .  This was Really, Super, duper, easy and makes the clutch completely different, and more fun. 

Difficulty: Easy 
Things You Need
1.Old Clutch
2.Material for fringe (I used the left over Leather from my bomber Jacket) but I think any material will do.
You could also use fringe trim already made
3. Hot Glue Gun
5.Gold acrylic paint( Wal-mart- craft dept 89 cents) 
6. Small paint brush.

The first thing I did was cut out my fringe.  I used the left over leather from my bomber jacket. I cut 4 equal pieces, length and width

 Then I placed a line of glue on the lower part of the flap and then placed my first row of fringe. 
The Blue Line represents the Hot glue.

 Then I Placed my second layer of fringe down.  I experimented with the distance.   When I decided where I wanted it, I marked it with a pin.
Then I put a second line of glue and placed my second layer of fringe.

 I did the same with the third Layer of fringe.  A line of Glue, then the Fringe.

 Then I opened up the purse and put the last line of glue and placed the last line of fringe, right under the snaps.

I stopped here, 
but I was going to hot glue some gold  ribbon across the top.  
I still might; but for now I like it without.
I also painted my leather  with gold acrylic paint.

 This is what it looked like before I painted it.

  And this is After.
 How Fun is this?

 Just a short video of the end product.
I would love to  know if you like this video Idea.

That's it 
All Done.

15 down 37 to go!

Click HERE for all the details on 
Project Re-Style.

I Hope Everyone has a Fantastic Monday!
Go and Make Something:) 


  1. I might need to do this to my metallic clutch!!!! Bullet the ferret chewed a hole through it and I couldn't bear to trash it! Hmm... this could totally work! Thanks for the idea Anne!


  2. Thats really cute! Do you think it would be easier to paint the leather before you cut it, or does it do better coverage if you've already cut the fringe?

  3. I absolutely LOVE fringe!!! This is so fab!

  4. You've done amazing things with the leather you've scavenged!!! You're giving me so many ideas! Hugs! ~Serene

  5. Yet again another amazing project!! Nice Job!

  6. I admire you for your imagination and energy.
    Always brilliant ideas here

  7. First I was jealous of your $2.50 find, then I was jealous of your new clutch!! It's super!


  8. Love it! This would match my gold Anne Klein flats!
    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  9. So beautiful. And it's really cool that it's all the same color, but I have a small idea, wouldn't be nice that half of a row to be an other color? Just an idea, only because I love pops of color.

  10. Once again another great idea to put all my collected leather pieces to use! But also ecstatic that you can actually paint it...now I'm not stuck to boring black. I may try an ombre effect too!

    Thanks Again for the GREAT ideas!!

  11. I know what you mean about finding a ridiculous bargain and feeling OBLIGATED to take advantage of it. I love this little frings purse! Another cutie pie!

  12. Very elegant! I love it! Thanks for your comment dear...

  13. Great Idea! Looks easy :D

    kisses xoxo


  14. Anne-

    Love the vlog! I can't believe that clutch was a mere $2. That's why I love F21, it's like a thrift store. And some of their clothes are even USA made, shockingly...

    Keep those vlogs coming. Show us newbie seamstresses a thing or two.

  15. I love it! You did an amazing job! I can learn a lot from you! :o)

  16. EEK How did I miss this one :(
    ohoh I love the brown one

  17. The fringe makes the bag super fun. Thanks for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

  18. Thanks for linking up your fun fringy clutch to Creative Juice, Anne!


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