custom silk clutches for bridesmaids gifts

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This might be my biggest custom wedding project yet, (well except for the several dozen custom wedding dresses I created back in the early years when I was taking on custom sewing as a side hustle to the bag-making). Erin asked me if I could incorporate the silk fabrics being used for her dress, and her bridesmaid dresses into a unique clutch for each of her bridesmaids as gifts.  She brought over the delicate swatches of silk to see what I could do.

silk fabric swatches for custom bridesmaid clutches

silk swatches for bridesmaids clutches

First, I had to fuse the silk to a durable backing called interfacing, so that the fabric could handle being sewn through.

interfacing a durable backing onto silk for bridesmaids clutches

Then each pleat was sewn to it's corresponding silk outer shell.

fabric pleats on custom bridal clutches

A peek at the backs of the clutches after they've been side-pleated.

custom bridal clutches being sewn at crystalyn kae

Each clutch got a colorful pop of complimentary satin lining

ivory silk bride clutch with colorful custom lining

custom silk purses for bridesmaids by crystalyn kae

a row of ivory silk clutches for a wedding party bridesmaid gift

custom made silk purses for bridesmaids and wedding gifts by crystalyn kae

 

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Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »


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