Do It Yourself: How To Make a Studded Leather Clutch

by Utkarsha H on November 5, 2013 · 32 comments

Do It Yourself:  How To Make a Studded Leather Clutch

Hello everybody,

I visited the Forever21 store in Oberoi Mall the other day. Well, it was their grand opening day and they were giving out a special gift to the first 300 customers.  So, guess who was one of the lucky 300?? *woot*  I must say the opening was great, we walked into the store with all this music playing for us and it was like a mini catwalk from the entrance to the racks of amazing clothes! And we saw Shraddha Kapoor. Damn she is BEAUTIFUL :D Now, coming to the gift, I was expecting something like a discount coupon or maybe free shopping :P (well that’s too much to ask for). They handed us these leather clutches – plain, black.  Not that they were bad, it was just too plain and I couldn’t think of where to carry it to – “Maybe to the sabji mandi” mom said : /

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So, I figured I would better do something and make it better! So, I converted it into a black gothic style cross body. I wanted to share with you how I did it.  You all can style your plain clutches in a similar fashion.

Method:

Collect all the things you need.  You will need:

Black Leather clutch

How to make Studded Leather clutch

  • A plain clutch.
  • Studs/earrings/bracelet/anything you want to attach to your clutch (I got my studs from Something Special – Bandra)/
  • Chains (I got mine from Something Special –Bandra).
  • Feviquick/Fabric glue.
  • This is the Forever21 clutch I got.

Forever 21 black clutch

Now, stitch your chain into the inner side or partition of the clutch, I stitched it to the partition because that way I can hide the chain by just pushing it into the clutch and then viola; crossbody is now a studded clutch *haanji*. The result of the stitching is shown in picture 4.

Studded black leather clutch

Your bag should look something like this.

after chain(pic 5)

Now, stick the studs using Feviquick/fabric glue as shown in the pictures (I would suggest using a proper glue for leather clutches, Feviquick kind of came off in a day or two). You can stitch your studs too, but then make sure you are good at it because it will show on the bag.

Here are different ways in which you can stick/stitch your studs. You can also attach your old bracelet (golden one from the pictures), even old earrings, you can pierce it through the bag.

sticking studs(pic 6)

This is how my bag turned out! :D my Beige bag now has a black friend( in a non-racist way) :P

Black clutch

It took me hardly half an hour to make it. The stitching part took most of my time; it’s a little tricky, at least for me.

I hope you all liked my DIY.

Adios. Take care sweethearts :*

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Dhara November 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Great DIY, you transformed it completely *woot* *woot*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:24 am

*thankyou* It was so much fun doing this. :)

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parul November 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm

heyyy u gave me an awesome idea…. i too have a plain black clutch….. definitely gonna try this
super easy *pompom* *pompom*
will the fabric glue work on leather clutch?

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:25 am

Fabric glue should do, feviquick didn’t stay for long.

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naaz November 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

this was awesome *woot* *woot* *woot* well done Utkarsha *clap* *clap*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:25 am

*thankyou* *thankyou*

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saloni..!! November 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

If i had a plain leather clutch i would have done this stud work only coz it looks sooo chic *hifive* *hifive* great work done and it looks ekdum stylish *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:26 am

Go buy a plain black clutch :P :P
Try sequined lace on cotton clutches that looks great too :)

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Mayuri November 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Great job Utkarsha *clap* loved your DIY *pompom* *pompom*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:26 am

*thankyou* *thankyou*

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Ritika November 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Awesome DIY Uttkarsha.. Loved it *pompom*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

:D *thankyou*

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Sumera November 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm

smart idea *jalwa*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

*happydance* *happydance* i know right :P

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shridevi November 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

very creative!! *clap*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

*hifive*

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jomol November 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Good work Utkarsha…..you have changed that plain black clutch completely

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

*thankyou* *thankyou* *happydance* *happydance*

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Jyoti November 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

Great Job Utkarsha *clap* *clap* i really loved your creativity *hifive*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

*thankyou*

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neha November 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

superb! *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

*thankyou* *thankyou*

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megha November 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

awesome work dear..hats off..you completely transformed the clutch into a beautiful piece.. *jai ho*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

*happydance*

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Anuradha November 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

amazing…! u hv done a real good job….the bag look so chic now……

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:44 pm

*thankyou* *happy dance*

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Rati November 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

This look really really cool utkarsha. you changed the face of your clutch. awesome job *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*

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Utkarsha November 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou*
i took it with me last night so many complimentssss *jalwa* *jalwa*

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soundarya November 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

such a cool one *clap*

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Shania November 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Wow looks amazing! Great idea…have to give this a try!

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nisita November 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

wow *woot* amazing *woot* superb

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Gargi November 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm

wow good work! Looks really cool *jai ho*

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