DIY Stella McCartney inspired chain clutch

While web browsing, I came upon Stella McCartney’s line of chain bags and clutches that are classically modern.  I love the simplicity of  the bag with the added chain to give it a bit of personality.  In addition to loving the bags, McCartney’s goal of producing cruelty free fashion is admirable but also leaves me a bit confused.  Although the construction is beautiful the price tag of $671.00 for 100% polyester is mind boggling.  Considering I know how much high end amazing polyester costs, this price cannot be justified.  So on to a DIY!

Stella McCartney Falabella clutch

Tools: Leather
           Lining fabric
           5 Feet of curb link chain 7MM
           4 Feet of curb link chain 4MM
           Sewing machine
           Hand sewing punch
           Leather sewing needle
           Waxed thread
           Wire cutters 

Repeat the hole making process and chain application with this chain at the top and bottom of the bag



  1. August 27, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    Really cool. I like the trimming you used.

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you Sing

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:50 pm

      Thank you Adrienne

  2. Carla Giozzi
    August 28, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Awesome awesome awesome! will you ever sell any of these DIY's?

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you Carla, I'm not too sure about selling them, I will probably give them as gifts lol

  3. Anonymous
    August 29, 2012 / 3:08 am

    This is so hot, I love it!

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you

  4. August 29, 2012 / 4:59 am

    Really wonderful, the art of making the handbag is so simple u have shown me that i get attached to it. I really like to go for handbag stitching at my personal level. The orange color is soothing and yummy.
    designer inspired clutches

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you! Did you make the one's on your site?

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you girl, It is really easier than it looks.

  5. August 30, 2012 / 2:55 am

    I saw one of her chain bags in TJMaxx, I love the detail. You definitely give her a run for her money with this DIY. I would try it but I don't think my sewing machine can handle leather.

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you!, which TJMaxx? I would have had to pick that up.

  6. Anonymous
    September 5, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    This is fab girl!

    • September 5, 2012 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you

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