- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
OMG How did you make that???? Its perfect and everything that I have been looking for but refuse to spend like $125 -$150 on a purse .. Please please please tell me how you did this. those flowers match the ones on my dress perfectly too.
I totally feel you all on this – I didn’t want to use up the wedding budget on a clutch. That being said, I’ve reused this a ton all year long – definitely bring it on your honeymoon!
For the flowers, the actual tutorial I used no longer links up, but this video is about the same thing. However, I cut my flowers from a clover-like template and did not burn the edges.
For the large flower, I cut 3 different sizes of clover-shapes – 4 large, 3 medium, 3 small and backed them all on a felt circle that I attached a pin to. You can add more/less shapes depending on what you want and twist and sew them until it looks good to you.
For the smaller flower, I cut 5 pieces of a medium flower and 4 pieces of a smaller flower and sewed them together.
For the clutch, I followed this, but used straight fabric instead of gathered:
But for my Bridesmaids’ clutches, I simply went to Payless Shoes (yep, who would’ve thought?) and bought basically the same clutch for $6 and attached a different type of flower to the front. Highly recommended.
Also, check the scrap bins for fabric and ask for all of the remnants from your alterations! Some of the weird synthetic fabrics are great because they don’t fray at all. For fabrics that do fray, I paint fray block lightly on the edges.
@Mrs. Red Sox and @breeannaobermann, sent the flower template to you guys.
What kind of fabric did you use for th flowers? im looking for this fabric for my diy shoes and belt… Thanks!
The best fabric I found (minimal fray) is a combo of satin and believe it or not, suit-lining fabric. You can find some with a little sheen to it to dress it up. Try JoAnn’s