Sometimes the most enjoyable part of supply shopping is being inspired in the supplies you find in the store. I stumbled upon a silver glitter vinyl at a local fabric store and knew I’d come up with a fun way to use it. Since the vinyl is a material that can be used with a raw, cut edge, I decided to try a no sew DIY project. The glitter clutch is easy and quick enough to complete if you want to add an instant update to an outfit.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Sparkle vinyl [1/2 yard]
- Hole Punch
- 4 Spikes with screw backs
- Fabric paint
- E6000 glue
- Rotary blade + cutting mat or scissors
- Paint brush
- Screwdriver (optional)
1. Cut out a rectangle piece of vinyl that is 20″ by 18″
2. Measure and mark the outline of the clutch following the measurements above. Use scissors or a rotary blade to cut out the piece. If you choose to use a rotary blade, end right before the corners and use scissors to finish the cuts. This way you don’t over cut the corners and have slits in the material.
3. Fold in the bottom and side flaps and make a mark on the backside of the vinyl where the side and back flap intersect. You will cut a diagonal line from this mark into the corner of the side flap creating the envelope look of the clutch.
4. For a more polished look, paint the inside of the vinyl with fabric paint. I love how the flamingo pink contrasts with the spikes and glitter. Allow ample time for drying before the next steps.
5. Using a rotary hole punch, punch two holes in the corners of each side flap. Place the spike on the fabric to help eye ball the placement of the hole. Be sure to select a hole size that corresponds with the screw back of the spike. Vinyl will stretch so a hole that’s too small for the screw could stretch and rip the fabric especially since these holes are close to the edge.
6. Fold in the bottom and side flaps and mark through the side holes where the bottom holes will go. For the two holes on the bottom flap that are furthest from the edge, role in the bottom flap so that you don’t accidentally punch additional holes. See the image above for hole placement.
7. Match up the holes and screw in the spikes. A screw driver can come in handy for this part, but isn’t necessary. I added a touch of E6000 glue to really secure the screws.
I’m really pleased with how polished this DIY clutch looks and just in time to spring forward this weekend! Will you make your own glitter clutch this weekend?!