Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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”.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

Products used:
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

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

After un-packaging the Banner Shield, I lightly pressed the banner using medium setting on the iron.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

Once folded, I used light spray starch on the outside, and pressed with iron set at hottest setting.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

Using the glue, around the edges and folded lines between the chipboard pieces, I gently lay the fabric, and worked it easily into place.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

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.

Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp

The finishing touches; I used a variegated color blend embroidery thread to make a small tassel for the front of the clutch.
I also used pink embroidery thread for faux side stitches on the outside of the clutch.
I applied CCB Burlap Fringe in Pink to both sides of the clutch, followed by appliqués from my stash.
Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse tattered angels mixed media banner mist canvas corp
 What do you think? Pretty neat, right?!
I do hope you’ll have a go at making one yourself – it’s definitely a fun project to try!
– Michelle Renee Wells –
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Spring Inspired Canvas Clutch Purse' have 6 comments

  1. March 9, 2018 @ 7:22 pm Julia Cotrim

    I love your clutch purse! Very beautiful and original project! TFS!

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  2. March 10, 2018 @ 12:44 pm Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

    Nice one!!

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  3. March 12, 2018 @ 8:57 am Carolyn Hasenfratz

    That’s an awesome idea! I like to applique fabric scraps, I think I’ll be looking at this idea to combine with that…

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