Over Christmas, I visited my grandparents in Seattle, who were getting ready to downsize. I'm pretty sure I inherited my grandma's love for crafting. She is seriously so talented - from painting to sewing and everything in between. That being said, she has collected tons of fabric and crafting materials over the years, and needed to pass some of it along before their move. As much as I wanted to take it all off her hands, there was no way it would fit in our little one bedroom apartment here in Albany. Still, I did end up with some great things - like zippers!
As I was digging through my craft box the other day, I came across this orange zipper. For some reason, I'm really liking orange these days, so I took it out, and started looking around blogland and Pinterest for some inspiration. I found the most adorable clutch ever made by Amanda at Simply Homemade. She is one talented lady!
I followed her fantastic tutorial and made this little clutch on a rainy evening. Super easy and super cute.
For my front and back outer fabric, I started with solid canvas. Using my paper cutter, I cut some blue painters tape into small strips and attached them to my fabric.
Then I used dark blue fabric paint and painted the taped fabric pieces. I didn't soak the fabric with paint because I wanted it to look a little worn.
I removed the tape to reveal striped canvas. Ta-da!
Then I followed Amanda's tutorial to make my clutch. I love how it turned out!
Let me know what you think!
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