Easy Beginner Clutch Tutorial


Fabric and Supplies Needed:

  • 2 –  1/2 yard pieces of fabric (if you want the lining and outer the same only 1 1/2 yard is needed.) The thickness of the fabric will determine the stickiness of the clutch. Thin cotton fabrics will produce a soft clutch. While stiff or thick fabric such, as upholstery fabric will produce a stiff clutch. You can also use a combination of both.
  • 1/2 Yard Heavy weight interfacing. It can be sew in or iron on. If using upholstery fabric this can be eliminated.
  • coordinating thread
  • 2 large buttons
  • cording or ribbon
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sewing machine and scissors


  • Cut an 18 x 13 inch rectangle out of both fabrics and interfacing.IMG_1665


  • Pin right sides of the fabric together with the interfacing to the outside.IMG_1764
  • Sew around the rectangle at a seam allowance of 1/2″, leaving a 4″ opening in the center of one end.


  • Trim corners of the rectangle.


  • Turn the rectangle right side out through the 4″ opening. Push out the corners of the rectangle to create points.
  • Press the rectangle and insure the corners are neat.Press in the 1/2″ seam allowance of the opening and pin shut.
  • Sew across the length of the end with the opening at 1/8″ .
  • Fold the end up 6 1/2″ and press. Pin along the 2 sides.


  • Stitch around one pinned side across the bottom and up the other  pinned side at 1/8″.


  • Press over the flap.


  • Sew button on flap. Position button in center of flap 1″ up from the edge of the flap.


  • Sew button on body of bag. Position button in center 2″ up from the bottom edge of the bag.


  • Cut 8-10″ piece of cording.
  • Tie cording around the top button.


  • Turn around the bottom button several times to create the closure.


No you have a fun little clutch that was quick and easy to make but looks great!

Here are some examples of finished clutches for you to look and and inspire you!



3 Comments on Easy Beginner Clutch Tutorial

  1. Kittie Ross
    April 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm (4 years ago)

    This tutorial was very fun and simple to do! Thank you so much Addie for showing us how to make these! I want to make more of these and try my hand at selling them on Etsy!


    • addiek
      May 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm (4 years ago)

      It was fun to teach this tutorial. I am glad you liked it.

  2. Varnessa S.
    April 26, 2014 at 2:13 am (4 years ago)

    I really enjoyed making my purse and is something I will be continuing to do to go with my tshirt line. Addie is an amazing teacher and very fun too.


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