The Black Feathered Clutch (inspired by this beautiful ASOS bag)
What you'll need:
- sacrificial clutch - ideally, it should have a seamed opening (you'll see why in a minute)
- thread (should match the shade of your feathers)
- sewing needle
- optional: beads, sequins, other decorations
Pick out feathers of similar lengths; the ones with a thicker shaft and a 'downy hair' appearance work the best (left)
Find an opening on the seamed portion of the clutch, and slip the shaft of the feather inside (don't force it, otherwise you'll ruin your feathers!)
Stitch feather shaft to clutch; reinforce by wrapping the thread around the shaft a few times.
And now you have the basics! From here on, it just takes a little patience, good tunes to pass the time, and a tolerance for little feather bits floating around a one metre radius of your DIY project. Best of luck!
Let's fast-forward to the finished product...