This tutorial shows you how to transform any fabric based clutch/pouch into a sling bag. Clutch bags can be super cute and help to jazz up an outfit, but they can sometimes also be pretty inconvenient especially when your hands are full. We got this super cute furry clutch at H&M and instantly thought it would be much cuter as a sling bag. Keep reading to see the transformation from clutch to sling!
- Chain (~1m)
- 2 Jumprings
- 2 D-Rings
- 2 Lobster Clasps
- Needle & Thread (not pictured)
- Scissors (not pictured)
- Pliers (not pictured)
Grab a clutch and identify where you would attach the chain. This could be the fabric hem near the edge of the clutch, or the cloth zip at the sides of the clutch.
Trim two pieces of 1cm long ribbon. The width of the ribbon should be the size of your D-ring.
Fold the piece of ribbon over the D-ring and secure with needle and thread. Repeat to second D-ring.
Being as inconspicuous as you can, attach on the ribbon to the clutch. We sewed it on the sides of the clutch just below the zip.
Repeat on both sides such that you get a clutch similar to this.
A closeup on the ribbon and D-ring attachment of the clutch.
Measure according to an existing sling bag or your body a suitable length of chain of rope you would use for the sling. Ours was about 1m long. Then, using pliers and a jumpring, attach on a lobster clasp to both ends of the chain.
To use the sling, simply clasp the chain onto the D-rings! You’re all set!
Ta-Da! If you’re set on transforming your clutch into a slingbag permanently, you could also attach the chain on to the clutch directly with jumprings and skip the lobster clasps.
Wear it 3 ways! The first way would be the original clutch bag.
2nd Way – Hands-free version with a crossbody sling
3rd Way – Put one end of the chain through the D-ring and clasp both lobster clasp on the same side for a shorter shoulder sling.
We certainly hope this helps to increase the functionality of the existing clutch bags you might own! We’re definitely using our clutch a lot more now! Do also let us know if there are any other tutorials you might wanna see on our site! Meanwhile, remember to like us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates!