I'm so excited about this DIY for two reasons. One this involves updating a vintage item that would have otherwise been thrown out; two it combines both my love of crafting and vintage in a super practical, and pretty way. What more could a girl want out of a project, am I right? I think you'll like this project too because there are a lot of faux leather purses to be had in thrift stores and a lot of them are in need of a facelift. So here you go, a remade clutch lacy DIY.
Step 1: Open the flap of the clutch and drape the lace around the main body of your handbag, making sure that there is excess lace around all of the edges.
Step 2: Cut your lace so that there's at least 1/4 inch excess around the tops, and side of the clutch.
Step 3: Now grab your lace trim and using the clutch as a guide measure and cut pieces for the tops, and sides of the handbag with at least 1/4 inch excess, like you did with the lace. Set aside.
Step 4: Rub off any dust or dirt from the purse to prep it for the spray adhesive. Take everything outside.
Step 5: Covering the inside flap and button with scrap paper or newspaper spray the front of clutch with the spray adhesive. Let it set for about 10 seconds and then apply the lace to the front, smoothing and realigning as you go. Don't worry about covering the button, you can trim that out later. Repeat on the backside, making sure to remove any bubbles, or creases before the glue completely sets.
Step 6: Let the spray adhesive set under the lace for at least a half hour before continuing.
Step 7: Using your scissors trim off the excess lace around the edges of your handbag, as close to the handbag as possible without cutting into it. Also carefully cut around the button, if your scissors won't work try an exacto blade.
Step 8: Grab your lace trim and liquid stitch. Draw a line of glue along one side, pressing the lace trim slightly over the edge, covering up where you trimmed the excess off.
Step 9: Repeat along all four sides of the lace covering.
Step 10: Where the lace trim meets in the corners cut off any excess, and round the corners to finish the trim. Let the lace set for about a half hour.
Step 11: Enjoy your "new" clutch ready for use.
I'm pretty much obsessed with this project, and love my clutch for date nights, and girly nights out. I've already used it in an outfit post on My Modern Vintage! I really want to try this on all of my handbags, but it would probably be over kill, no? I hope you enjoy this project! big kiss, bekuh
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