Oscar Worthy Upcycled Bow Clutch


Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

 As I sit here and watch the Academy Awards, I can’t help but think how choosing a refashion project is very similar to The Oscars.

(I know, just stay with me on this one🙂 )

“And today, the nominees for best refashion possibilities are:

An  XL blue cashmere sweater for it’s possible performance as a ruffled cardigan!

A blue wool tweed jacket for it’s possible performance as a bow clutch!

A vintage Vera tablecloth for it’s possible performance as a dress!

The envelope please………… drumroll………

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

And the Oscar goes to the blue wool tweed jacket!” (Applause, applause, applause!!!)

As the jacket is thanking the Academy and it’s former owner for donating it to the thrift store, it is almost blinded as the flashbulbs explode around this very deserving award recipient.

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

But as the night wears on and the glitz and glam wears off, as any true star knows, the real work must begin once again.

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

The supporting actors slowly arrive to help create another award winning performance.

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

Many times the refashion script is written by me, but for this performance we used an award winning “script”  for a Bow Clutch by Whitney from Elm Street Life.

Thanks, Whitney!

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

Click here for directions to create this Oscar Worthy Upcycled Bow Clutch.

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

Upcycled Wool Bow Clutch

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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25 Responses to Oscar Worthy Upcycled Bow Clutch

  1. Oscar worthy indeed!..next year😉 🙂 🙂

  2. Oh So Cute & Oscar Worthy – No stopping this bag when it is out on the town – love it! Happy Monday:)

  3. Love the purse! Just wonderful use of thrift store items!

  4. That is adorable! Recently, I scored a 100% wool, vintage-looking coat. I bought it mainly because it was 49-cents and I loved the vintage wood buttons on it. I want to do an awesome refashion with it, but I’m not sure what to refashion it into yet. I’m a little intimidated by it to be honest. It’s very thick. It’s also an ugly green color. I’m not sure if it would dye very well either. I’ll have to look into that. I know that I could always felt it some more. (It’s a really tight-weaved fabric as is) I could just cut it into squares and make a big satchel out of it, but it’s so big and long, that there are probably a lot of refashions I could do with all that material. Other than the awesome clutch you shared, do you have any suggestions? I thought about posting the “before” pic of it and asking for “votes” on what others think would be a cool refashion for it! Anyway, sorry for my long-winded comment.😉 And thanks again for sharing your adorable refash’!🙂
    ~Jen

    • Hi Jen,
      I love the idea of a suggestion post. It would be so interesting to get other ideas on what to do with things.
      I once bought a big ugly dirty green wool coat at the thrift store bag sale. My daughter looked at me as if I had lost my mind. I have to admit, it was pretty bad, but it did have great big black buttons on it. After washing, I really liked the fabric and made a little girl’s coat and hat from it. I made it before I started blogging about my refashions. But here is the link to a hat tutorial https://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/sweater-to-hat-tutorial/
      Good luck and I can’t wait to see what you decide to do.
      Beth

  5. BeingZhenya says:

    Love it! Your blog is such a great inspiration for me!
    Zhenya
    http://beingzhenya.com

  6. jasperizer says:

    love it!

  7. Jo H. says:

    How beautiful and classy this is. Lovely colour, too.

  8. Cul de Sac says:

    This is way too funny!!! i was going to that to my pencil cases…! nice clutch!

  9. What a great refashion. Do you have much of the jacket fabric left and if so are you planning any more makes with it?
    xXX

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  11. Maegan R. says:

    Love it! For a project like this, would you have the jacket dry cleaned first? I have a jacket and several wool skirts that I picked up to refashion and they smell old. Would you dry-clean them or do you clean them another way or at all? Thanks!

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