DIY: Cellu-lace clutch

7th May 2012



It was a while ago when Company magazine asked me to lend my DIY skill for their Blogger DIY feature, I believe the May issue is still available in newsagents.  I was very inspired by Simone Rocha SS12 collection, I love their use of lace trims, appliques and conceptual materials that romanticise the whole aesthetic-minimal look.  To create an ideal accessory using the similar elements it would have to be in a form of a clutch bag, an IT bag that everyone will talk about.



I chose to use a clear sheet of PVC from Borovick Fabrics Ltd, guipure lace from Kleins and clear concealed zip from John Lewis.  Unfortunately I don’t have any magic tricks to show to you but do stay tuned for part 2 in mid June, I’m currently working on a maid of honour dress for myself to wear at my sister’s wedding next month so there’ll be another DIY piece to blog about.

Be sure to check the others too, Charlie May‘s sport luxe top, Christine Leech‘s club Tropicana earrings, and Amy Marks‘s lace collar.


My outfit and prop: Cream top – MARC BY MARC JACOBS. Coral jeans – MARKS & SPENCER. Resin flower rings – TINYISLAND @ ETSY.COM. A bunch of bluebells – freshly slaughtered from my back garden in N14.

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  • Reply Yan 7th May 2012 at 00:50

    You are out of this world, your DIY clutch looks amazing, well done.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 7th May 2012 at 00:50

    I would buy it.

  • Reply Ket Chup 7th May 2012 at 01:25

    Love how you stylized the clutch bag with the purple flowers.

  • Reply Stella 7th May 2012 at 01:27

    I don’t read Company mag, I will do NOW.
    Great diy post.

  • Reply Miss Fash 7th May 2012 at 01:29

    I think this is one of my favourite DIY posts, you’re truly a hardcore diyer and multitalented. I love the rings.

  • Reply Hysterical Maggie 7th May 2012 at 01:30

    Your crime is your talent, this is a stunning DIY post.

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  • Reply Annabel 7th May 2012 at 01:48

    The clutch and bluebell are gorgeous.

  • Reply Little Umbrella 7th May 2012 at 01:49

    Love this.

  • Reply Vivian Vi 7th May 2012 at 01:52

    超美超仙的花邊袋, 看见温暖触摸美好, 好Q.

  • Reply Winnie 7th May 2012 at 02:15

    Gorgeous clutch! Such a great and simple idea- loving the coral jeans also!

  • Reply Nel 7th May 2012 at 02:43

    This is so cool, I can barely sew a button.

  • Reply echo 7th May 2012 at 03:37

    Love <3

  • Reply the style crusader 7th May 2012 at 09:09

    Kit this is AMAZING! At first I thought you just put the lace inside a clutch you bought – but you made the clutch too?! Incredible. Seriously, why did I buy that oversized black AA one?! We could have just gone out and bought big flaps of leather and made them ourselves. Well… you could have, I’m not sure I could have. Seriously beautiful Kit! xx

  • Reply Faye 7th May 2012 at 09:30

    A seriously piece of work, you made diy look easy but in my eyes it looks difficult.

  • Reply Duck 7th May 2012 at 15:10

    I seriously love this one! You could sell these!!

  • Reply Ronelle 7th May 2012 at 16:49


  • Reply BB Kimmy 7th May 2012 at 16:49

    This is so cool, how much would sell the clutch for?

  • Reply Christine 7th May 2012 at 16:50

    Love everything on here.

  • Reply Vinh 7th May 2012 at 16:52

    Love that you didn’t use cheap lace trimming, this is lovely.

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  • Reply Jackie Hong 8th May 2012 at 02:37

    Wow this is amazing post, the pvc and lace clutch looks beautiful, I can’t wait for the step by step process so I can make one myself.

  • Reply Zhang Yi 8th May 2012 at 02:38

    Gorgeous post. What sewing machine do you use for DIY?

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  • Reply Evelyni 8th May 2012 at 18:59

    great it’s a cool stuff.

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  • Reply Sophia 21st May 2012 at 18:06

    Stylish! I really like the juxtaposition of the clear PVC and the guipure lace. Just discovered your blog. I will definitely visit again.

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