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How To Make This Tasseled Clutch In 3 Way Easy Steps

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    I've always loved tassels and fringe on everything. More than just a little. So, when the wavy trim made an appearance on the runways for fall 2014 — Emilio Pucci, Gucci, and Proenza Schouler being just a few — I took that as full license to go a little crazy.

    Thus, this '70s-inspired, muppet-like bag came to be. For anyone afraid of DIY — it's truly the easiest, just-glue-it project, and the final result is a statement piece like nothing you already own. It can also double as a pillow for an impromptu nap on the subway (not totally advisable, but great bags make us do strange things). After our photo shoot, several coworkers couldn't resist the urge to hug, pet, and ruffle the tasseled pouch on their way by my desk. To make (and hug, pet, and ruffle) your own, read on for the three easy steps.


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    What You'll Need:
    A small clutch
    2 yards of fringe (from M&J Trimming but available at any fabric store)
    Additional tassels (from Pacific Trimmings)
    A pair of scissors
    A glue gun

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    Step 1: Beginning at the bottom, glue the top of the trim to one side and begin layering it onto the bag, working upward and around, glueing as you go. Make sure to check your spacing so that top of the trim will line up right below the zipper. Cut the remaining fringe and glue securely.

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    Step 2: Glue two contrasting tassels underneath the green fringe for a little added flair.

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    Step 3: Snip off the plastic zipper tag and loop two tassels through to tie in its place.

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    Perfect for a wild night out — and a cozy ride home.