Anthropologie Fresh Delivery Clutch Purse- Yeah, I can do that

11 January 2011 17:06 by SarainAkko
I'm beginning to see the beauty of the many crafty blogers who scan the Anthropologie catalog for things to remake. First, the style is often simplistic and lovely. But then, there is the part that these simple snazzy accessories can cost a good chunk of your hard earned cash. Where's the fun in that?

So here is my latest inspiration, ripped from the (online) catalog. It's a purse, it's a garden, it's a work of wearable art. It's also $268... umm no, for many reasons not in this lifetime.



Let's see if I can't make this for under $5.



Start with my favorite (not quite) a dollar store clutch hardware (ripped from the infamous cigarette purse).

I happen to have a few spare yards of black chintz from an old project so I'll be making the basic clutch out of that.

While I would like to keep in the spirit of the garden that abounds, I actually don't love the pinked edges or these tones 100%. So I made an insane amount of fabric flowers from scrap chiffon.

The rest is in the art of assembly and color play.

Looks like I just saved my family $263. I'll be putting that in my birthday fund.

Actual time for this craft, 1 week of idle sick-time on the couch or possibly 1 hour for the bag and a few hours to cut and assemble all those flowers.

Bonus purse!



I was not in like with the colors of the first attempt, so I tried a few different combinations. You should too, it's fun.

16 Response to "Anthropologie Fresh Delivery Clutch Purse- Yeah, I can do that"

  1. Chiara Says:

    Love it! I love that store too, but, like you, do not love the prices. Great job taking a product and figuring out an affordable way to get there!

  2. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Chiara! Also, how many times could one possibly be in need of a purse like this? I think it's a bit much for a trip to super or the gym so I can't even justify more than a few bucks for this bag.

  3. Lorie Says:

    So very VERY cute!

  4. Rachel Says:

    I love your writing style! I also love this... you've inspire me to rummage through the catalog again... :)

  5. creativejewishmom/sara Says:

    love it! Great to see you Sara on Craft Schooling Sunday! all the best!

  6. SarainAkko Says:

    Sara thanks so much for hosting, it's always great.

  7. SarainAkko Says:

    Lori- Thanks so much it means a ton coming from you.

    Rachel- I highly recommend this addition over actually shopping the catalog, somehow the time spent piecing these things together is more rewarding than clicking "buy now." Thanks for stopping by.

  8. L Says:

    So pretty...Would love for you to add this to my link party: www.thetreasurist.blogspot.com Just click on Thursday Treasures link at top of page.

  9. Amanda Says:

    What a fab purse, looks great!

  10. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks Amanda, it's difficult to see the colors but it is a fun project and just might be the perfect valentines accessory.

  11. The Tootsie Wootsie Says:

    tHIS IS REALLY CUTE CLUTCH!

    Come link it over at

    www.tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com

    I am also having a giveaway for ITHINKSEW.COM!

    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-think-sew-15-giveaway.html

  12. April Says:

    This is awesome! You did an amazing job! I am definately one of those "I can make that people" I have got to put this one on "the list". I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

  13. Christine Says:

    I love all those fat flowers. Nice job
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

  14. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma Says:

    $263 in the fund, indeed.

    Too cute! I love anthro, but can't justify something that is the size of my student loan payment.

    If you have a moment tonight, please stop by Creative Juice Thursday and show this off!

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-8-freshly-featured-and.html

  15. Holly Says:

    So pretty...great colors. Thanks for linking up to tickled pink.

  16. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma Says:

    so glad you linked this up!

    it really is gorgeous...

    :)

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