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DIY Clutch Purse Tutorial

Hello everyone!  As promised, here is the DIY Clutch Purse Tutorial you’ve been waiting for.  Get ready to have lots of fun creating purses to match any garment in your closet.  With so many fabric choices, the possibilities are endless!  I really love the outcome of the one I made in the tutorial with the upholstery cotton fabric.  I’m waiting for a beautiful African Wax Fabric that I purchased recently, and I can’t wait to make a clutch with it.  I love making these purses and I hope you will too.

DIY Clutch Purse Tutorial

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Have fun making your clutch purse!  I’d love to see your creations, so please tag me when you share. 

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DIY Clutch Purse Tutorial




Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. Gwendolyn Nelson

    Hello, I’ve watched your video over and over. I only have one question. When you fuse the 13″ x 10″ to the fusible Pellon 808, 13 1/2 to 13″ (centered) sewing on the long edge, but when you hold it up it looks like the 10″ is at the top, what I’m I missing. Other-than that I really enjoyed
    the video.

  2. Gale

    Anita. As always we love your creations, making your own
    purses to match your outfits is something unique. Keep your
    tutorials coming, I hope you can do a hat tutorials, your have
    maid some beautiful hats also. Have a bless day.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Gale! I don’t make my hats. I purchase most of them from Burlington Coat Factory.

  3. Smokey Mtn. Laurel

    Great video! Glad you are back. Where do you purchase the rings?

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you! My rings were purchased from a jewelry making store in Downtown, Los Angeles, but they don’t have a website. Try Amazon.

  4. Mirline K

    Awesome! Thanks for the new tutorial – I looking to making a clutch bag. Xo

  5. Gayle

    Anita, thank you so much for this very informative tutorial. Your work is so neat and so precise, a work of art. I look forward to your next tutorial!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing the link. Her clutches are cute! Yes, I totally understand about getting those outfits together first. Glad you liked the tutorial!

      1. Kelli

        THANKS ANITA…I was eargerly anticipating this tutorial to make clutches for my wedding in June…while I will be trying my hand at this tutorial later…I fear I will not have the time to gather all resources AND sew up 12 clutches…:(! C William, you are a life- and budget saver! 😉 I saw your post last night with the link and contacted them…she will be making my bridesmaids clutches!! YES….her clutches are FAB….and we’re doing a custom order for my wedding!

        1. Anita Morris

          Awesome Kelli! So glad it worked out for you! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

  6. Linda

    Hi Anita, I am really inspired by this video tutorial. I especially loved the animal prints. I am going to make more than one to give as gifts.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh, Linda, these make awesome gifts! Enjoy making your clutches!

  7. Yvette

    Anita, these are simply gorgeous and you do such a good job at instructing.
    About how much fabric would you say you need to purchase to make each clutch? Do you have a link to the animal print fabric you used? I hope so!!

    Keep letting God shine through you! You are such a classy lady!!

    God bless!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Yvette! Purchase 1/2 yard. I don’t have a link to the animal print. It was leftover from another project. I purchased it about 3 or 4 years ago at JoAnn’s.

      Thank you so much!

      1. Yvette


        Thanks so much!

  8. Ray

    O My God am speechless…I have been looking up to this….May Jehovah bless you Anita you …. I can’t wait to start making my own clutch…..I am so smiling….Thank you…we luv u so much

    1. Anita Morris

      Oooooh, Ray, you’re so welcome! You’re making my heart smile! Thank you and I’m glad you like the turorial.

  9. Sarah Thoma

    This is an excellent video tutorial. It is quite inspirational. The possibilities are endless. You could add an inner pocket to the lining. I want to make a bag to match each of my outfits. And what an excellent ideas as gifts for someone special. I am writing from the UK; from Wales in fact.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Sarah! Yes, the possibilities are endless. I totally forgot to mention the tip about adding a pocket to the inside. Yes, some of my clutches have a small pocket inside. Your family and friends would love receiving these as gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Myra

    Anita, I viewed your video earlier today and absolutely loved it! You are so thorough and didn’t miss anything! Thank you so much for sharing your very valuable information on creating a beautiful clutch…I can’t wait to make one!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks you so much Myra! I’m glad you liked the tutorial and I can’t wait to see yours. It’s so much fun making these.

  11. Lady

    Hi, Anita
    A Nice and useful video, pretty easy to understand and your language and how you verbalize and express every idea was very clear (easy to understand for a person like me that English is not my first language). I’m going to try to make one o two of those clutches.

    Keep the good work and God Bless you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Lady! I’m so glad you were able to follow along and understand the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy sewing your clutch purse.

  12. Deborah Hill

    Thanks for sharing Anita.. I can’t wait to make it and will share the results (though it maybe awhile with all of my sewing projects).

    1. Anita Morris

      You’re welcome Deborah! Enjoy all your sewing sew sister!

  13. Nancy

    Which frame should i purchase?Is there a certain measurement or style you are working with? Thank you for all you do for the sewing community. Jehovah God Bless you and all you love

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Nancy! I just changed the link in this post to the exact frame I used. Thanks for asking. You’re very welcome and God bless you too!

  14. Krista Daily

    Hi Anita, a couple questions for you. I have a singer machine, do I need special needles for the thicker fabric? Also, when you added the frame,I noticed you just pushed the sides in is there any way to secure the sides so they don’t pop out? Thank you

    1. Patricia

      Krista, I have the same question. Anita, is there a way to secure the sides?

    2. Anita Morris

      Hi Krista! Great questions!
      (1) I used a size 90/14 needle.
      (2) I just changed link in this post to exact frame that I used.
      (3) I don’t know of a way to secure frame. I’ve had no issues while carrying my clutches with fabric popping outside frame.

      1. Krista Daily

        Thank you. Im buying my supplies today :+)

  15. Patricia

    Beautiful clutch purses Anita! I watched your YouTube instructions….easy to understand your verbal instructions, and very clear ‘how to’ illustrations. I could actually see what you were doing without any obstructions. Your body positions were spot on. Your video person (husband) is very good at recording! It is a blessing to be able to make our own clothing, accessories etc. I met a woman some time ago who covered some of her shoes (pumps) with beautiful fabrics from her fabric stash. Keep up the good work! I love your blog!


        Olá querida !
        Que pena não entendo nadinha de seu idioma
        Mas tu podes me ajudar, a medida que devo usar e que tecido e esse
        Ou melhor a medida de fora e dentro ,pelo que eu vi você deixa o de fora maior, será que é isso ?
        Obrigada linda senhora
        Deus seja louvado por tua vida que tenho certeza que tem ajudado muita gente por aí a fora .

        Muito Obrigada !!!! Tchau Brasil

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