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Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial
Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial
Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial
Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial
Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial
Purse Frame Clutch Tutorial

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You need to know how to use a sewing machine: straight stitch (forward) and secure stitch (forward, back, forward again) to secure it.

Pattern Description:

In business since 2001, this is my best-selling PDF tutorial. There are no shortcuts. There is a picture shown with every crucial step. Get an instant 20% off of the regular price of $8 with this purchase for $6.40.

Need supplies for it? Come to my Etsy shop, where I am the #1 US seller of purse frames and Gutermann glue. http://whilebabynaps.etsy.com.

If after making a few clutches you want to go into business, I fully support my handbag makers. Many started with just this very same tutorial. See who makes clutches using my fine frames:


How my tutorial benefits you:

1. Two ways to make a clutch: with a bottom seam AND without a bottom seam.

* The bottom seam gives you the ability to use BOTH non-directional AND directional fabrics ie. no "back side" so you will NOT have a bird that is facing up on one side yet positioned upside down on the other side! Learn how to do it right the first time and it won't matter what fabric you are using
* Learn how to make it without a bottom seam when you want to do quick work, when you have non-directional fabric, or for smaller sizes (coin clutches) that make it difficult to line up the seams.

2. BOTH instructional booklet PDF files are specially formatted in a BOOKLET style:
* Print as many copies as you wish from your own desktop printer in full color.
* Handy BOOKLET style allows you to be able to flip it page-by-page to follow each step as you sew -- easy reference and user-friendly. Designed to take up less space on your sewing surface.
* Contains a photo for each crucial step. These detailed pics and this format is extremely beneficial for all users, especially novices and visual learners (like me!).

3. The MASTER tutorial will allow you to make any of the 7 differently-sized clutches. All 7 templates are included.

4. The second BONUS tutorial will teach you how to make ANY SIZE clutch using ANY SIZE or SHAPE u-channel metal purse frame.

5. Pictures and tips on how to glue and insert into the frame.

Please note that the tutorial is written in English.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 inch, 4.5 inch, 6 inch. (2) 8 inch, 10 inch


  • sewing machine, thread, pins, fabric pen, ruler/measuring tape, scissors, butter knife, fabric, fusible interface, Gutermann glue, U-channel purse frame, and an iron.

You Will Also Need:

  • Everything can be purchased at your local fabric shop or Walmart except for Gutermann glue and a U-channel purse frame, which you can purchase at my shop http://whilebabynaps.etsy.com

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