Saturday, March 31, 2012

Flower Swim Cap Clutch DIY

Flower Swim Cap Clutch
As the summery weather hit NY last week, I dreamed of all the colorful accessories and clothes that signal the arrival of spring.  While shopping in a local boutique I found vibrant clutches that were made out of flower swim caps.  I have always been attracted to flower swim caps, but never owned one, so this flower covered clutch was calling my name.  Unfortunately, the $198 price tag was way out of my budget, so I decided to make my own.  I bought a rainbow cap and a black and white floral swim cap online, and purchased zippers at my local sewing store.  In the end my clutch cost about $17, and was quite easy to make.  Follow the tutorial below to create your own. 

I look forward to using this clutch all summer long, it sure is a great conversation piece!  It's perfect to wear with a cute dress to a summer gathering, or to take to the beach to hold your suntan lotion and sunglasses. 

Please share your flower swim cap clutches with me!

Margo Isadora

Flower Swim Cap Clutches...
Expensive Vogue Inspiration
 Spotted in Lucky Magazine

Highlighted in Town and Country

Supplies: 1 Flower Swim Cap, 1 Chunky Zipper,
Scissors, Needle, Thread, and Pins

This was the zipper I used, but ended cutting a few inches off.
A 12" zipper would do the job!

Match up the slopes of the swim cap.

Unzip the zipper and pin ends at the 
center back of the swim cap.

Begin to pin the zipper around cap; 
it does not need to be prefect.

Pinning is complete!
Zip it up before you start sewing, 
to insure that you did not twist it while pinning.

Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end.

Sew your zipper to the rubber inside lining of the cap.
I recommend using a thimble, as the rubber can be difficult
to get through at times.

All zipped up!

If your zipper is too long, as mine was, simply cut it.
Leave a 1"-2" extra.

Tack the end of your zipper down, tie a knot, and you're done!

Your stitching does not have to be perfect.
If you like you can add a little glue between the
rubber and zipper to further secure it.


1 summery clutch coming right up!

Perfect for a sunny day!


  1. Hi Margo - Your swim cap clutch is a winner! I'm going to make one. Thanks for showing me how!! :) Jill

  2. Thank you, can't wait to see it!

  3. Hi Margo,
    I love this bag! This is a great DIY!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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    1. Thank you for the feature! Hope you get to make one yourself!

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