Hello! Michelle Renee Wells here and today I have for you a slightly unusual project…
Well, it’s unusual in the way it was made… here goes…
The first time I spotted the Canvas Corp Banner Shield, I envisioned a clutch style purse.
Grant it, I had never made one before, so this was sort of a personal challenge to myself as well.
Perfect for a day of Spring shopping, visiting museum or having lunch at a favorite bistro.
A lightweight Spring inspired clutch purse, that is just perfect to carry phone, keys, sunglasses, a small wallet and of course lipstick, created using a Canvas Corp Banner Shield, Tattered Angels and 7gypsies products.
I love using the “non-conventional” and turning it into the “conventional”.
Canvas Corp Canvas Banner Shield 11×15
Canvas Corp Burlap Fringe – Light Pink
7Gypsies Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Birthday Party
Appliques, Metal Bead Caps, Fabric, Ribbon
Mixed Media Glue, Spray Starch
Craft Needle, Embroidery Thread
Velcro, Iron, Heating Tool, Scissors, Ruler
After un-packaging the Banner Shield, I lightly pressed the banner using medium setting on the iron.
Once completely smoothed, I then folded the banner from the straight edge towards the top at 5-1/4in.
I then folded the pointed edge from the center at widest point, which measured 4-1/2in.
Once folded, I used light spray starch on the outside, and pressed with iron set at hottest setting.
I used a lightweight chipboard from my stash, and cut it into thirds, to fit each “folded” section of the banner.
Using Beacon Mixed Media Glue with a No-Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect, I applied the glue the back of the cut chipboard, and adhered to the “inside” of the clutch.
I chose a colorful printed fabric to line the inside of the clutch, and preceded to cut it the same size as the 11×14 banner.
Using the glue, around the edges and folded lines between the chipboard pieces, I gently lay the fabric, and worked it easily into place.
I cut 2 squares from the printed fabric in 3-1/2×3-1/2 for the each side of the clutch, sprayed with starch and folded it at the center and a 1/4 of an inch inward on 2 side ends, and pressed with iron on hottest setting.
Once done, I then glued each by the 1/4 folds and at the bottom, to create sides.
To add a patterned design to the outside of the clutch, I used the largest lace from the 7Gypsies Lace Trimmings Assorted Pack, as a stencil, and sprayed with Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Mist in Birthday Party.
I used velcro to serve as the closure for the clutch, attaching using the glue.
I also used pink embroidery thread for faux side stitches on the outside of the clutch.
I do hope you’ll have a go at making one yourself – it’s definitely a fun project to try!