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11.05.2015

DIY No-Sew Clutch Purse Tutorial + Be Healthy For Every Part of Life with These Date Night Essentials

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Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Can you guys even believe it's November? Life just flies by and after the shocking realization that we're smack dab in the middle of autumn, I also realized that hubby and I haven't had a date night in... I don't even really know how long. That's not cool in my book and we immediately decided that fact was going to change, pronto!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

We've been planning on doing this or that, but with such busy schedules it's hard to coordinate an "official date night out". I'm sure you can relate, life gets in the way of having fun sometimes for most adults... but not for us this week.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

This week, we made time for a date night. We giggled, we had a good time, and I had the chance to rock some cute new accessories - one of my favorite parts of going out on a date with the hubby is dressing up! Ah, married life!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

While I love my hubs, I also love fashion, so it comes as no surprise that I love handbags. After updating my main purse to a sturdy and adorable black and white number, I needed a place to keep all my date-night must haves; that's where this DIY No-Sew Clutch comes into the picture.


Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

As you probably already know, I'm the crafty type... but I haven't mastered sewing yet. It's on my to-do list, but for now this quick project is easy enough for a little kid to make and that's what makes it fun and perfect for a quick project before a date!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!


So what will you need to make a cute clutch like mine?

You will need:
Scissors
1/2 yard of a sturdy fabric
2 pieces of felt
Washable Fabric Glue

Step one of making this adorable little clutch is deciding on what piece of the pattern you want to use; or in my mind this was the logical first step... I'm going to be transparent here and admit I totally designed this purse based on the beautiful pattern. The size and shape are based purely on getting the full mandala on the backside of the purse... and I didn't take exact measurements until after it was made. With that said, I think that just means this project is that easy - you literally don't even need measurements. Regardless, my purse measures 8 inches x 12 inches.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

After cutting your fabric, you'll want to make the "felt lining". To add my lining I simply cut about an inch off of each piece to make my purse interior and it's lining the size I desired. Placing the felt and folding the purse as if you were assembling it to make sure it's cut to the correct size.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

After cutting it down and "testing" it to make sure it was the correct size, I used the fabric glue liberally and stuck the fabric to the felt.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

The next step in this project is finalizing the outer seams of the purse. You'll want to apply a liberal line of glue down each outer edge and the middle/ bottom of the purse, as if you were using the glue as a sewing machine of sorts, sealing each edge. I allowed my project to dry with clothespins on the top "seam" for about an hour, to make sure no rough edges would show when the purse is closed.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

The final step is adding in all of your purse essentials, now your little top-fold clutch is ready for date night!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

So what are your date night essentials? I guess since I've shared my tutorial to make my cute little clutch, I should share what my date night essentials include... these must-have items are the things every gal should have stashed away in her purse in case of emergency, especially when going out on the town with her man!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

First we'll start with the item in my clutch I love the most, my Chapstick Total Hydration. This 100% Natural, age defying, advanced nourishing formula with Argan oil, avocado butter, and rosehip oil is the best way to smooth and moisturize my lips! With a noticeable difference within minutes in the way my lips look, I would say that Chapstick Total Hydration is a new favorite for myself (and my hubby)... and just in case you were wondering, it is actually a clinically proven way to get healthier looking lips - not just my own little beauty secret!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Speaking of healthy, let's talk about the way we keep our immune systems nice and strong with Emergen-C. Offering more healthier days and more healthier nights, Emergen-C allows everyone to "let [their] healthy out". With a zingy orange flavor (as well as several other flavor options), I'm able to guzzle down over 20 varieties of vitamins in one drink, the perfect way to karate chop illness before it even gets to me and since I want hubby to remain healthy, I'm sure to always have an extra pack for him to sip on as well! No sneezing patrons at nearby tables, nor any adorable sniffling baby with a cold will threaten us with their germs, we'll just use an Emergen-C!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Next let's talk about Nexium 24HR, the #1 prescribed acid blocker brand (based on IMS health data: total Nexium® prescriptions 2006 - 2014). It's the answer to heartburn for us ol' married folk and it's been just what we needed more times than I can count. These tiny little pills offer all day, all night heartburn protection. But please note, they do sometimes take 1-4 days to offer the full effect and as always, use as directed.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Lastly, let's talk about the pain reliever that's been helping all of us deal with aches and pains for the past 25 years - Advil. I make sure I always have a little Advil Tablet Vial in my clutch at all times, because you never know when a headache or sore muscles will sneak up on you. I don't want hubby or myself to suffer from pain so I'm always stocked up on the strongest OTC pain reliever, because I know Advil is the only way to make sure the aches and pains go away quickly.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

So as you can expect, our date was awesome. With all of the date night essentials on-hand we were able to ward off chapped lips, a head ache, and hand cramps from paddling too much...

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Now don't get any ideas, we went out on the kayak for a few hours and just enjoyed spending time together out on the water with the sunshine on our faces. We also spent a little bit of time shopping and then chowed down on a delicious lunch at one of our favorite spots near by the mall. Simple, but the perfect little date with the perfect guy for me.

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

Whether you are planning a date, heading off to the first day on a new job, or just spending the evening in and watching a movie... It's good to be healthy for every part of life, so be sure to stock up on all the essentials for your family at Walmart!

Learn how you can make an easy no-sew clutch purse quickly! Plus, check out how these simple additions to your purse can help you be healthy for every part of life!

So tell me, what do you bring with you on date night with your man? Is there any lipstick shade that you need to have in your bag? Also, if you decide to make one of these adorable little clutches, I'd love to see how it turns out, be to share it with me!

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