DIY Romantic Ruffled Wedding Clutch Bag Tutorial + Giveaway!

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Okay Lovecats, I’ve had this idea to DIY a pretty ruffled wedding clutch bag AND to give it away to one lucky bride, FOR-LIKE-EVER, but had the hardest time finding the perfect little base clutch from which to work with. But finally, a few months ago, I found it… and it’s perfect. It’s pretty but playful, and in a gorgeous ivory satin with a silver clasp with crystal flowers and an optional chain strap. But the ruffles make it not only unique and one of kind, but so much more special and the raw edges give it the perfect romantic touch.

The ruffles are similar to my DIY Christian Louboutin Petal clutch bag AND my DIY Petal Wedding Shrug {which I’m still not done with} BUT more ruffled rather than petalled, if that makes sense.

I really wanted to have it done before wedding season began, but alas, I was too busy to pull it off. However, June is wedding month, right, so at least I’m still within the parameter? Anyway, I’ve included a little step by step tutorial, but would love to make one bride a happy one by giving her/you the chance to enter to win it.

You can also check out my top picks for wedding clutches and bridal bags here, and though it’s a few years old, and the actual bags may not still be available, it’ll give you an idea for what you’re looking for for your own special day.

Here’s What You Need…

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  • Pretty fabric clutch
  • Matching sheer fabric
  • Matching thread and needle
  • Scissors

Steps…

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For a perfect frayed edge, determine which way your fabric weave rips, cut a small slit with your scissors, then tear till you reach the end. If you’re ripping on the proper edge {for lack of proper sewing terms ;)} you’ll get perfectly straight edges.

Make sure your strips are at least 2″ wide and about 3-7″ longer than your bag width… The amount of strips you’ll need will depend on the size of your clutch AND if you want to do the entire bag instead of just one side.

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Beginning along the top of your bag, fold a strip of sheer fabric not entirely in half -so that the top is shorter than the bottom, and hand stitch it along the edge, gathering as you go to create a pretty ruffled look. Hide your stitches as best you can under the fabric and along the bag closure.

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It should look something like this…

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Once your top ruffle is in place, you can fold the next series of strips in halves, then hand stitch them in place right down the center of each strip… using an easy running stitch. Your top layer will fold over, hiding the stitches.

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Continue layering on ruffles until you either like the look, or run out of space. Whichever comes first 🙂

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NOTE: This bag is definitely ivory, in the warm vs cool tones… the photos may differ from the actual color of the bag. The hero photo at the top may be the closest in color. It’s approximately 11″ x 5″

And… Voila!

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Enter To WIN This Bag for your Wedding Day!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* Open to US, Canada & International BRIDES from June 13, 2016 ~ June 21, 2016.

* Follow the entry rules & instructions so you’re entered properly and Good Luck!

* Based on random drawing statistics.

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Have Fun & Good Luck!

* Find all my DIY Tutorials here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

17 Comments

  • Iva

    June 13, 2016 | Reply

    GORGEOUS!!!

  • Sali

    June 13, 2016 | Reply

    I’m not getting married so I would give it to my bestie

  • Keely

    June 13, 2016 | Reply

    A friend because I’m already hitched 😁

  • Nikki

    June 14, 2016 | Reply

    This is just too gorgeous! What a great idea!

  • Holly MacRitchie

    June 14, 2016 | Reply

    I would give this to my bestie for her wedding day.

  • Joana Bento

    June 14, 2016 | Reply

    I would keep it to myself, since I am getting married next year! YEY!

  • bn100

    June 14, 2016 | Reply

    give to friend

  • Julie Bickham

    June 15, 2016 | Reply

    Well my best friend is getting married and I am the maid of honor. So this would make a special gift for me to give to her. She would love it!

  • Stephanie Grant

    June 15, 2016 | Reply

    I would give this to my little sister who is getting married this summer, she would love it!!

  • Austin Baroudi

    June 15, 2016 | Reply

    This would be a gift for my sister if I won. Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Sara Rai

    June 15, 2016 | Reply

    This would be a gift for my friend.

  • BarbaraMae

    June 16, 2016 | Reply

    This cute clutch would be a keeper to use on my own wedding day!

  • Kerri Haydel

    June 17, 2016 | Reply

    This is sooooo pretty!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Sara Miller

    June 17, 2016 | Reply

    Definately going to try this!!

  • Gabrielly

    June 17, 2016 | Reply

    I would give it to my bestie for her wedding day.

  • Jenna O

    June 18, 2016 | Reply

    We are getting married on next august and this would be perfect for the wedding! 🙂

  • Becky

    June 19, 2016 | Reply

    I would share this bag with my friend who is getting married next year. I also hope that I could use it one day for my own wedding!

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