E-Tablet Clutch Tutorial


The e-tablet clutch tutorial offers a creative and unique design that allows you to store, or carry your electronic tablets and readers.  K&C Supplies provided the zipper, toggle button and the adorable snowflake zipper pull.  My fabric choices  for this tutorial are vintage wool as my primary fabric, and leather that I upcycled from a leather trench coat found at a second hand store for $14.00.  Go ahead…

Upcycled Bow Clutch Tutorial


Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to upcycle two placemats into a cute bow clutch purse.  Designed for only the essentials you need to carry to a wedding or night on the town.  The party purse material only cost me $2.00.  Super fun to make and so darn cute.  Some of the pictures are a little dark –…

Upcycle Sunflower Purse Tutorial


The Sunflower Purse Tutorial is simple to make with two round placemats.  The handmade beaded handles add extra interest to textured placemats. Materials Needed Purse: Two thin standard round indoor/outdoor placemats (14 inch length x 15 inch width) Thread should match placemats Lining fabric (your choice) Magnetic Closure Materials Needed Handels: 18 large wooden beads 16 medium beads 24 small…

Creme de Menthe Purse Tutorial


I love Green!!  You gotta love this purse with recessed zipper and rope handle.  It reminds me of the Andes Creme de Menthe candy.  I think all of the purse are easy to make but, seriously this one only took me 2 1/2 hours.  That’s including the changes to the design and purse handle challenges.  Since this was…

Paisley Park Purse Tutorial


Let your imagination run free, and try this purse tutorial. This super easy tutorial is fun. Make different looks from this one tutorial.  I also reveal my secret design template too.   Here’s a different look before we begin the tutorial . Materials Needed: 12 inch Heavy duty purse zipper Oval wooden purse handles Main fabric (Black)…

Tangerine Foldover Clutch Tutorial


This design is super easy and fun to make! The Tangerine foldover clutch material used here is from Abuja, Nigeria. I love the paint splatter effect.  My fabric choice comes from a repurposed  Nigerian cotton long dress.  The recessed zipper and the magnetic snap secures your belongings and helps with the sleek look.  Here’s another view…

Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~ Part #2


Let’s create the purse lining, inside pocket, and install the purse feet for the Urban Summer Purse Tutorial~Part #2.  Just for consistancy…I left you with Step 4 in the last tutorial so I will begin Part#2 with step 5. Materials Needed: Lining (solid color fabric) Pocket (printed fabric) Purse Feet Pellon Stabilizer Magnetic Closure Step 5…

Urban Summer Purse Tutorial Part #1


The Urban Summer Purse Tutorial is a 3 part series. Please follow me to receive notification of any updates automatically.  I’ve made some minor adjustments to the straps for stability that will be revealed in the 3rd tutorial. Lets begin with selecting your fabric of choice and materials needed: Printed fabric 1/2 yard needed Solid…

Upcycle Tote Bag Tutorial


This cute magazine size tote bag, is well worth the effort. The lesson I’ve learned is that arranging the proper color coordination with contrasting fabrics can make, or break your design. With only two placemats in this color palate, made me a little nervous. I knew that I couldn’t afford any mistakes while creating, cutting, or designing.  Relying…

Mini clutch wallet tutorial and More


Placemats have become my reusable (recycled) product of choice this month. Not to mention my $5 tablecloth  I use for lining my purses.  Using only four placemats (12×18) I created a tote bag, wristlet and mini clutch without a pattern.  My goal is to create as many purses throughout the year documenting my progress. Laura Ashley placemats made from a durable…

Fall in Love with Wristlets a Fun Tutorial


I love any small purse that can fit into my large purse or tote.  For me it’s just another way to organize my stuff.  The secret is that my necessities fit nicely into this small space, and all other things I throw into my tote or purse are for those – ” just in case I need it moments.”…

Wristlet Purse Tutorial


This is a quick and easy tutorial and a cinch to make as a quick gift or to use yourself.  The wristlet purse tutorial- made with recycled materials found around your home. Of course you dont have to use recylced materials, and you can embellish anyway you like. Materials needed: Pillow case (decorative) Placemat (template) Placemat…