I find that when I’m doing a fashion DIY it’s a lot easier to prettify an already existing piece than it is to start from scratch. Kmart Australia have an great selection of well-priced clutches that you can attack with spray paint, glitter, beads, etc.
I find that homemade bags always have a slight feel of “handmadeness” about them. I put it down to the fact that you generally have to jam a bunch of fabric and liner underneath the needle of the sewing machine and hope for the best.
Either that or I was doing it wrong…
I’m taking mine to my work Christmas party tonight. Gonna paint the town gold!