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Two Ways To DIY A Neon Clutch

Paint or sew a fabulous fluorescent bag with these easy how-to guides.

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Bright is the new black nowadays, and what better way to punch up an outfit than with a neon statement clutch? A couple of stylish crafters offer two unique approaches to creating a dazzling accessory.

First, Sibylle from Funkytime stitches up a stylish clutch using an old dress and garment bag.

Gather supplies. You'll need: neon fabric for the front side of the bag (the clutch shown is made from an old dress), neon fabric for the back, a garment cover, bias tape, and a sewing machine.

Lay the front fabric on top of the garment cover. Attach with needles to hold the fabric in place, and then the fabric to the top of the garment cover, sewing as closely to the edge of the fabric as possible. Repeat for the back fabric.

Fill in the remaining area with a background color. In the clutch shown, that would be neon lime green. If you used acrylic paint, finish it off with a coat of clear nail polish and allow it to dry overnight.

And you're done! A sturdy little clutch that's bright as can be.

Pippa Armbrester is a quilt maker and designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and life on her website.