I have been lusting after this Clare Vivier leopard clutch for months now. It’s been all over Pinterest in many inspiration pins for good reason. I love it, but don’t love the price. Imagine my happiness, when I found not one, but two tutorials on how to make a look a like clutch for much less. I don’t generally buy knock off, but I am ok with creating my own inspired piece. I know, probably semantics, but I feel like if I put the effort in to make it myself, it’s a bit more genuine.
This tutorial from ExtraPetite.com’s blog looks like I might actually be able to do it. She made hers without a lining, planning on adding one later. You could always keep your smaller items in a baggie and not make a liner at all. You could also actually adapt this tutorial and sew it by hand instead of via a machine. Might be easier due to the thickness of the material. I think hers turned out great.
CreateBakeCelebrate blog’s version is very similar. They have a full tutorial, also with sources for the material. It looks like she didn’t use a liner either. Hey, I will do anything not to have to do extra sewing! The thought of sewing a zipper in scares me, but this lovey may make me be brave!
For those of you who don’t want to make your own, I found another look a like on Etsy. Pretty close to the original for about half the price.
Would you DIY an item you were lusting after? Have you ever? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.