DIY Frame Clutch Ideas

DIY Frame Clutch Ideas

I’m so excited I made my first Frame Clutch Purse!

Next week I’ll be attending the Alt Summit in SLC.  I’m excited but admittedly a bit nervous.  I don’t want to feel like a fish out of water as I’ve heard there are some insanely talented people attending.

I’ve started to pull a few things together to take with me, and resisting the urge to buy a whole new wardrobe!

Frame Clutch

I did treat myself to this fun necklace from Lulubelles, Gretchen, one of the owners is also a Kentucky girl and attending Alt .

How to make a frame clutch

I did decide that I needed a new business card holder and decided to tackle making a frame clutch purse.  I wanted one to match my bag that I made a couple of years ago, it travels with me a lot and I love it. It’s my July Bag Pattern that you can find in my shop. 


This week I broke down and figured out how to make a frame clutch. I had purchased the frame earlier at Joann’s and was saving it for a special occasion.   I decided that this would be a good reason to cut up some of my coveted Melody Miller fabric.


Frame Clutch Purse tutorail

Instead of posting a tutorial, as I will admit to TOTALLY messing up the first one, THEN going back  to read the directions.. I thought I would post a round up of some frame clutch tutorials I’ve been collecting on my INSPIRATION: Sewing Pinterest Board.

Clasp Clutch Tutorial on Sew 4 Home

Linen and Ruffles on Flamingo Toes


Framed Coin Purse Tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts for the Ribbon Retreat

Love Letter Clutch at Cailamade

I’m happy with how mine turned out and learned a lot trying to make it. I think I’m up for trying to make a bigger one next time… anyone have a favorite source for Frames for these clutches?

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Oh I love that little typewriter frame purse. I’m going to have to make one of those for myself. I have to admit that I’m a little addicted to making those sew-in frame purses though so far I haven’t made any big ones, only several of the smaller coin purses. As for sources… a while I ago I participated in a sew-in frame coin purse blog hop and I made a post of sources to buy the frames.

  2. says

    Your whole accessory ensemble will be adorable for your trip! You will be the belle of the ball! :)
    I especially love the typewriter clutch. If you ever sell those in your shop, please let me know. I would totally buy one!

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  4. Mary Ann says

    Your frame clutch purses are so pretty and fun. The Love-Letter clutch purse is very special but I slso like the Flamingo toes. Thanks for sharing these projects. I may just make myself one for an evening bag.

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