Lisa Lam

The No-Sew Clutch

Lisa Lam
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 42 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $9.99
Meet Lisa Lam and get a quick overview of the class and the clutch you'll be making, all without sewing!
Get started by learning about the minaudière, also known as a clamshell or box clutch. Lisa explains why this sleek structured bag is the perfect no-sew project, then helps you choose a fabric and draft a pattern for any shape and size frame.
After you've chosen fabrics, cover each half of your case with fabric glue. Discover the best types of glue to use for the smoothest application. After that, fold and glue your corners for a professional look, and apply lining fabric in the same way.
Wrap things up by applying glue to the edges of your case, ensuring that they're neatly secured with Lisa's handy tips. Then pop it into the metal frame to complete your chic no-sew clutch and, if you'd like, add a chain.
4 Lessons
42  mins

Create a chic, compact minaudière clutch – no sewing required!

Looking for a quick and easy no-sew project? Join designer Lisa Lam and learn to create stylish hard-bodied purses, or minaudières, also known as box or clamshell clutches. Lisa will help you choose the right fabrics, draft a pattern for any frame and carefully apply fabric glue for a smooth, professional finish. Make one of these sleek structured bags for a bridesmaid or friend — or keep for yourself!

Lisa Lam

Once upon a time, Lisa Lam received lots of lovely off-cuts from a curtain maker and thought they might sell as bags. Boy was she right! During her bag-sewing escapades, Lisa realized the supplies she needed weren't as easy to obtain as they should be. That's how her site,, was born! Now, she spends most of her time designing sewing patterns and kits, putting together tutorials for future bag fanatics and sourcing yummy fabrics, handles, patterns and accessories. She's also the author of two best-selling bag books: The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons.

Lisa Lam

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