May 30, 2012
Arissa Ha

Amongst all the fashion DIY projects that we’re done so far, this tutorial on how to make your own transparent clutch has got to be the easiest. It’s fast, easy and reaps the most reward for such little effort put in. There is absolutely NO sewing required. 😀 It is in the style of the Furoshiki Shiki by Samira Boon which I came across while reading Love Aesthetics .

For this DIY tutorial, you will need:

  • Vinyl ➔I got mine from a local sundries store, about S$18 a metre and 1mm thick
  • Rotary cutter ➔ I find it easier and neater to cut with a rotary cutter.
  • Cutting mat ➔ I doubt the rotary cutter would work very well unless you use a cutting mat.
  • Ruler
  • Markers ➔ Make sure they’re not permanent markers!

To start, you need to make markings on the vinyl. Helpful diagram below!

You can actually make this clutch in any size to fit your iPad, laptop or book. You’re essentially cutting out a cross made up of 5 rectangles of the same size.

I marked the corners so there isn’t so many ink markings before I cut.

Cut out the vinyl carefully using the rotary cutter and ruler.

After you’re done, just fold everything inwards. The nature of the vinyl material ensures that everything “sticks” together. It might not be stick after some time due to an accumulation of dust on the surface of the vinyl. Wiping it with a damp lint free cloth should fix everything.

I had some material left over from making the clutch so I made an iPhone holder!

I even went on to make a namecard holder. Everything took less than an hour. Try it out this weekend! 😀

 

Categories:
Write a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

17 comments

17 Responses to “DIY Fashion Tutorial: How to make your own transparent clutch”

  1. this is genius!!!

    [Reply]

    Arissa replied on

    I agree, Samira Boon is an absolute genius for creating a design so simple and beautiful.

    [Reply]

  2. Uli says:

    OH MY GOSH THANK YOU! I have seen the clutch on Love Aesthetics too and have been searching hi and low for something similar (even thought of Daiso). I can’t wait to try out this tutorial by you. Thank you so much!

    [Reply]

    Arissa replied on

    You’re welcome! Hit us up with a tweet or comment when you’ve done so! We would love to see your version.

    [Reply]

  3. […] Monoxious DIY: How to Make a Transparent Clutch […]

  4. Joyce says:

    I suddenly feel nostalgic for those plastic envelopes we used to carry to school in kindergarten.

    [Reply]

    Arissa replied on

    Hmm, I don’t remember plastic envelopes when I was in kindergarten but I am oddly drawn to transparent accessories!

    [Reply]

  5. Germaine says:

    great tutorial! will attempt to diy it, if i can lug my lazy butt to artfriend or popular. you iphone cover looks cool! may i ask where you got it?

    [Reply]

    Arissa replied on

    I got it from a shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

    [Reply]

  6. Lira says:

    Interesting! I’ll try this!

    xx lovefashion – clozette.com

    [Reply]

  7. Fal says:

    Gorgeous! Love the clutch, it looks like it was bought off the shelf! I really should try this out!

    x
    Fal

    [Reply]

    Arissa replied on

    Thanks Fal. :)

    [Reply]

  8. tanya says:

    This looks awsome and its so simple. Love

    [Reply]

  9. ash says:

    Which store did you get the vinyl from? :)

    [Reply]

  10. BenVoda says:

    Hi there! May I know where you get the vinyl from?

    Because I’ve been looking for it but to no avail :(

    Thanks!!!

    [Reply]

  11. Tanya says:

    Love your blog! just started following xx

    [Reply]

  12. V says:

    Hello,

    which shop did you get the vinyl from?

    Thanks!

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

© 2013 Monoxious. All Rights Reserved. Web Design Singapore