DIY Refashioned Clutch to Hip Summer Bag

Sewing Patterns, Summer Crafts

We can take inspiration from Jen over at Scissors and Spatulas, who did this amazing project to DIY Refashioned an old Clutch into a Hip Summer Bag.

DIY Clutch Bag – The Before Shot

How to tutorial for a  refashioned clutch - the before picture

This is what the bag looked like before the refashion: a vintage-find clutch handbag. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing super exciting either.

Clutch Refashion – Step-by-step instructions

Now, lets transform this handbag into a trendy Summer clutch that will make creative gals do a double-take. Jen made it really easy for us to follow her refashion adventure, in just 2 simple steps:

Step 1: Apply ModPodge

DIY refashioned clutch bag

Step 2:  Decorate

From strips & circles of Fabric, Create Roses and Flowers

how to refashion a handbag

Over to You: Your Upcycled, Refashioned Hand-bag

Want your own? Rummage in your own ‘never use’ handbag collection of head over to Sally Ann’s.  Open your craft cabinet and dig through your fabric stash for some suitable combinations.  Get a lemonade and just begin.

Do share the results of your work with us. We’d love to feature you!

Refashioned Bag Credits

For the bag pictures & handbag make-over idea: Jen at Scissors & Spatulas (

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