{LANA} Bridal Clutch: DIY Tutorial

The {LANA} Bridal Clutch is finally complete!  It is a two part tutorial that will show you a fun and easy way to make a beautiful Bridal Clutch using placemats…yes, you read it correctly…Placemats:)  Since fabric placemats have interfacing to give it structure, you are already half way done with the sewing.  It is a quick and easy way to make a lovely clutch that can carry all your wedding day necessities — like your lipstick of course:)

I would also like to give a special “Thank You” to Rebecca with TrimsNmore.  I had so much fun creating the lovely {LANA} Flowers with the beautiful ruffled trims she sponsored.  You have to check out Rebecca’s store TrimsNmore for all the beautiful selection of lace, appliques & ruffly trims. THANK YOU so much REBECCA!  🙂

TrimsNmore ruffle trims

Feel free to check out the tutorials below…well, I hope you get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary from the ordinaries.  Enjoy!

Part 1 of 2:  How to make the {LANA} Clutch

Part 2 of 2:  How to make the {LANA} Flowers

 {LANA} Flower Pattern

And THANK YOU everyone for visiting:)


{LANA} Clutch Sneak Peek

Remember when I presented the Ordinaries for the {LANA} Clutch?  Well, here it is again before I started playing with it…

{LANA} Clutch Ordinaries

And here is the sneak peek of how the ivory ruffle trim looks now…

{LANA} Flowers

There are still many things to do before I present the {LANA} Clutch tutorial next week.  But stay tuned…it will be fun.  If you would like to know where I got these beautiful ruffle trims from, visit our sponsor TrimsNmore to view their selection of lace, appliques & ruffly trims.  You can always message Rebecca if you have any questions and she will be more than happy to answer them.

Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting!

To view the {LANA} Clutch inspiration board, click {here}

Custom Bridal Handbag {Dr. JV}

Jerri & Al – Love Tree

“Surprise me.”  That’s exactly what Dr. JV said when she requested for a custom bridal handbag.  Hearing these words are very exciting for someone like me who just loves to surprise people.  With the freedom to design and create something unique, I wanted the handbag to be a beautiful personalized accessory.  It would be used for the gift envelopes when they greet each table  (A Vietnamese Wedding Tradition to welcome and thank family and friends) and to also be used as a keepsake.  After the wedding, she can preserve her guest book, wedding cards, letters, and jewelry all in her bridal handbag.

Owl Theme inspired the Custom Bridal Handbag

The design: The Bride Owl is wearing a lace gown and hair fascinator to match the Bride’s wedding attire.  Gems and rhinestones are used to accent the eyes and hair accessory.  All the intricate details were hand cut & hand sewn to create this personalized bridal handbag.

Jerri & Al – Love Tree


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