I have a lot of makeup bags from samples which I transformed into a clutch bag.
Materials I used:
- Makeup bag from Sephora
- 1 Chain
- 3 Jump rings
- 1 Spring clasp
- 1 Black ribbon
- Needle and thread
I started off with a makeup bag that I received from a previous Sephora purchase. Then, on the inside of the bag towards the end of the zippers, I hand sewed a jump ring on each end.
Then with a chain long enough to be placed across the body, I attached one end onto the jump ring I sewed on earlier. (I didn’t have gold chains so this will have to work for now until I could get gold chains to match). On the other end of the chain, I attached a spring clasp so I could use this bag as a cross body type clutch or put away the chain to use as a hand held clutch.
The makeup bag has a little tab with the Sephora brand on it. Removing it from the stitching on the inside seems a bit more difficult so I decided to just cover it with ribbon. I used a long piece of ribbon and had burnt the ends so it doesn’t fray.
On the other end where I didn’t attach the chain yet, I attached another jump ring so I could pull the ribbon through and tie it into a bow. That new jump ring is where I will clasp the chain. I then sewed the ends of the bow onto the Sephora tab so it will stay in place. Now the clutch bag is completed.
This came out a lot better than I had thought and it would come in handy for those events where I don’t want to bring a lot of stuff. I just need to swap out the chain for a gold one and I’m good to go.
How would you repurpose your makeup bag?
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