Hello, friends! Today I’m jumping in with a quick and simple project for you: a DIY no-sew envelope clutch! This one is a ton of fun and makes a super cute gift or something versatile and practical for yourself. Bonus: it’s easy to customize and tweak to suit your needs – scale it down for a cute cell phone case or size it up for your tablet or even a laptop!
Let’s jump right in! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 yd. faux leather (I used a pretty lilac vinyl found at a local JoAnn Fabrics store)
- 1/2 yd. fabric for the lining (any cotton or polyester will do)
- Double sided fusible web / interfacing (something like Wonder Under or Heat n Bond)
- Iron (any regular iron will do)
- E6000 or similar extra strong multi surface adhesive
- Magnetic snap closure
- Personalized label (optional, but makes it look real profesh!)
- Circular objects (like plates) to trace for creating the shape
I’ve made a fun infographic showing all of the steps to create the clutch, and hopefully you can get the gist; but, if you’re looking for more detailed instructions, check out the full tutorial I created on Cut Out n Keep – here!
Here’s a quick breakdown: trace plates of desired widths to create your envelope shape, cut it out of the vinyl / faux leather, trace the inside and top on your fusible web, cut that out, iron it to your lining fabric, cut that out, iron your lining inside the clutch, add your label, glue the sides and bottom of the clutch, secure in place and let dry, add magnetic snaps, and enjoy! Happily show off your beautiful DIY no-sew envelope clutch to family, friends, neighbors and passers-by because, heck, you made it yourself!
I also have to give a quick shout-out to Dutch Label Shop and their beautiful custom labels! I’ve shared a snap or two on Instagram, but I am absolutely in love with my personalized labels! I was able to create my own graphic, specify my color palette and choose the size, shape and style of the labels. My crafts and garments look sooo professional and legit now, letting my work speak for itself (so I don’t have to haha)!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create your own (be sure to share if you do, I’d love to see)!! As always, thanks for reading!
**The custom labels were provided courtesy of Dutch Label Shop in exchange for a tutorial as part of my role as Craft Test Sidekick for CutOutnKeep.net. My opinions, however, are entirely my own, presented without bias. If I say something is awesome, I mean it, I promise. :)