Perfectly Paisley Clutch

Perfectly Paisley Clutch

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: iLoveToCreate
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Additional Information



  • Tulip fabric-crafting products:
    • 4-pk Fabric Spray Paint, Princess
    • 600-ct purple Iron-On Studs
    • Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
    • Surface Cover
  • Aleene's Fabric Fusion
  • Large white tote
  • Amethyst ribbon
  • Cutting mat or cardboard
  • Contact paper
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper
  • Permanent felt pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Foil


Read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

  1. Stuff tote with newspaper. Mold paper to remove bulges so tote lays as smooth for better spray coverage.
  2. Cover work surface with Tulip Surface Cover. Place tote on prepared surface.
  3. Spray one color at a time randomly on the tote until completely covered. For background use Cotton Candy, Fuchsia and Violet. Allow to dry.
  4. Place paisley pattern underneath contact paper and trace with felt pen 3 to 4 times. Repeat for the flower and leaf patterns.
  5. Place marked contact paper on cutting mat or cardboard; cut out with craft knife to make stencils.
  6. Remove backing and place stencils on tote. Cover places on tote not protected by stencils with paper towels to protect from overspray. Spray stencil openings with Grape.
  7. Remove stencils, replace and re-spray until desired coverage is reached. Allow to dry.
  8. Cut off tote handles. Squeeze a puddle of Fabric Fusion onto a piece of foil. Stand tote upright, use paintbrush to spread glue around entire top inside edge. Fold top edges down over glue and press to secure, creating a soft top edge. Allow to dry.
  9. To form clutch, pull top folded edges on both sides of tote down inside the body toward the bottom. Press edges onto bottom of tote so all folded edges from the top of tote are touching the bottom. Use paintbrush to apply Fabric Fusion where folded edges meet the bottom of tote – lifting edge, applying glue and pressing back onto bottom. Allow to dry.
  10. Lay clutch on side and place purple Iron-On Studs in a circle at the top center to create a faux button. Adhere studs with Cordless Heat-Setting Tool according to package instructions.
  11. Open clutch. Make 2 small horizontal incisions with scissors,one on top of the other 1/4" apart, at the top center inside edge on each side of clutch. Align incisions on one side with incisions on the other.
  12. Cut length of ribbon and feed one end up through bottom incision and out top incision on one side of clutch. Repeat with other end of ribbon on other side. Tie ends together to close clutch and trim.