DIY: Matthew Williamson Pom Pom Clutch

When I first came across Matthew Williamson‘s gorgeous clutches from his Spring Summer collection I was giddy. I love anything with color, texture and a little sparkle. Naturally those feeling subsided when I saw the nearly $1.5k price tag. So I took things into my own hands to create my MW inspired clutch for a LOT less. So here’s how you can re-create the bag on your own!

*Note: While I LOVE the above clutch as is – I have two of the same one! Hence why it was chosen as the guinea pig!

Above lists the supplies you will need to tackle this pretty project. I would say no more than 1 to 1 1/2 yards for all of the trims – this of course is dependent on the size of the clutch you are working on. Speaking of clutches, if you want to be a little more authentic to the original version, this American Apparel number in Fuchsia is pretty on par. It all depends on how much of an investment you want to put into this project.

When selecting a clutch, it’s best to go with one that is slightly structured or lays flat. Ruching or embellishments will make it a bit harder to adhere the trims.

See, that wasn’t so hard now was it? Total cost for this project was around $75, but you’ll have to factor in the cost of the clutch if you choose to purchase one. I found all of the trims at MJ Trim and TOHO in New York City. However, don’t stress about getting the trims too similar, as it should reflect your style!