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Handmade Frame Clutch Handbag – The Making Of

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I am most delighted to share with you how to make the frame clutch handbag I posted since most of you ask me how to make it. It is not difficult but needs some patience and sewing skills. I did it with my normal household sewing machine and spent about a week on it.

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First, choose the fabric you want to make, I prefer to use canvas or furniture fabric as they are thicker and firmer. Cut the fabric according to the shapes and sizes.

how to sew purse

Attach the poly-sponge to the wrong side of the fabric. The sponge is needed to make the handbag look soft and puffy, I also used it for the applique quilting effect of the fabric.

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Sew the outline of the printed patterns of the fabric together with the attached batting.

how to sew purse

This is how it looks after sewing it.

Sew the bottom part of the 2 largest pieces of the fabric, then sew the 2 smaller pieces plus a rim onto it. I used sewing machine’s leather belt as the filling of the rim as it helps to make the handbag self-sustaining.

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Cut the interior lining fabric exactly the shape and size of the exterior fabric, sew them up but this time without the rim. Add pockets if you want, I made 1 zip pocket and 2 slip pockets for it.

how to sew purse

Lay the interior lining into the handbag. Lastly, assemble and sew the frame onto the upper part of the handbag, that’s it….


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Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Love the bag and pattern so much. Is there any new pattern?


Thursday 26th of July 2012

Any updates on the pattern? Thank you.


Tuesday 27th of December 2011

hii bag is vry cute frm whr u got the fabric

Craft Passion

Monday 13th of February 2012

It is a upholstery fabric from my local store with no brand.


Sunday 23rd of October 2011

I'm with Marwa on putting up the pattern. :)

Craft Passion

Monday 13th of February 2012

I will have the pattern up soon for you to download.


Monday 9th of May 2011

Hi there ! this is one beautiful clutch.. seems easy but is there a pattern than I can use to create it? this is my first time to create a such a bag and i'm not sure i can draw the pattern myself.. any advice?

thanks !

Craft Passion

Monday 9th of May 2011

I am yet to get the pattern ready, may be you have to wait for a while.