Learn. Make. Sell. All about clutches.

How to Make

I was featured on:
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You can learn how to make ANY SIZE clutch!

These complete kits can be bought at both and my etsy store

The instructions can be used to make any size clutch, using ANY SIZE rectangular purse frame.  The kits come with:

  • a purse frame and/or chain
  • 4 PRE-CUT fusible interface (for structure and stability)
  • 4 pieces PRE-CUT inner and outer fabric
  • *Gutermann glue for US-based addresses*.   Glue cannot be shipped international due to Customs regulations.

… AND all hard copies of my PDF tutorials and patterns:

  • Hard copy MASTER tutorial booklet how to make a clutch – WITH or WITHOUT a bottom seam.
  • BONUS instructions booklet how to make a pattern for ANY SIZE clutch using any size/style U-channel frame
  • 6 pattern templates for 6 different size clutches: 10 inch, 8 inch Classic Day Clutch(TM), 8 inch Baguette Clutch(TM), 6 inch, 4.5 inch wallet, 3 inch coin purse

Clutch PDF version only – $8

*PDF and HARD COPIES – $13

2 Booklets, + 6 patterns by a professional printer on bright white paper

—>>>  Why this costs $5 more just for the copies:  I send the PDFs out to a professional printer whom I’ve worked with for about 3 years.  I cut, collate, staple and assemble each booklet by hand.   I offer this only as a service to customers who don’t own a color printer or would rather not use up their printer’s color ink printing all these files and pages.  (It would actually cost you more to print it out yourself at your local printer at $.60/page.)




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  4. I purchased a PDF a few years ago. I haven’t made a clutch for a long time, so I need some help. I can’t find any mention of a seam allowance in the instructions. what is everyone using?

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  6. I do not know how to acquire my PDFs that I purchased! Please advise!

    Comment by Linda | September 24, 2014 | Reply

  7. Hi Winn, Any chance to have a password resent or reset? Long story (of course) of how my sheet with password got tossed. Thanks, D

    Comment by Donna Todd | August 23, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi- Sure. Can you contact me via the Etsy shop? Look through your purchase history, click on contact seller, and send me a message. We are sending passwords through Etsy’s email feature (Conversations). Thanx!

      Comment by Winn | August 24, 2012 | Reply

  8. Videos please!!!!! YouTube from your living room is fine – doesn’t have to be a super production, but they make all the difference in learning how to sew. Your clutches are great but the 20+ page tutorial is too complicated ;(…..a video would great. Please consider it! Thanks~

    Comment by Heidi | April 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your confidence! I will do a series of videos. I hear your point and trust me, I can’t hire a videographer since that will get pricey, but I will attempt something that has good lighting, which to me, makes all the difference.

      Comment by Winn | April 22, 2012 | Reply

  9. Hi there!
    It’s me again!… just wanted to stop by and tell you (again!) how much I love making my purses!… please know that I would love to see a video tutorial on how to make a clutch using your written tutotial as the guide (specially the part on how to make a pattern for any frame shape or/and size!!!)
    If you have a video out there, please, please let me know ( )… if you have it for sale, I will gladly buy it!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you (my love to Granny!!!!)

    Sandy N.

    Comment by Sandy Nosseir | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you Sandy. YOU MAKE MY HEART SING!!!! xo I get many requests for videos and I haven’t had the time to do it. Plus, I want a high quality one which will take a lot of time and investment ($). Lighting is key in making videos as much as in photography. Thank you for your encouragement. I so appreciate it. I never know who is out there when writing my blog(s) so I appreciate that you always take time out to comment. It gives me that much-needed boost. BTW, right now I’m working on the pattern for the 12×3.5 frame. I’m still reworking it so it’s as simple as can be.

      Comment by Winn | March 25, 2012 | Reply

      • Hi there!
        I just got out of the hospital (as you already know, I spend lots of time in the hospital), and love knowing you are thinking of the possibility of making a video… Trust me, it will be a hit!!… Count on me to be the first to buy it!
        Now, about that 12″ frame pattern…. Is it ready??… I want it!…
        Making these purses gives me the biggest moral boost!… When I was diagnosed with ALS, I made it my goal to leave behind as many “mommy made” heirlooms as possible for my children to pass on to their children and you have been my bag making buddy ever since…. I’m still not as good as I would like to be (I would love to be as good as you are! Hehehe!), but I am today, having as much fun making them as e first time!… And my nurses and doctors love the fact they get free coin purses whenever I’m in the hospital (I take all my pieces with me and work on them to help me take my mind off the pain!)
        Thank you so much, you have no idea how important your tutorials are to my sanity!…

        I wish you nothing but the best!…

        PS. Please do make that video!!!

        Comment by Sandy | August 16, 2012 | Reply

        • Sandy- I’m so glad you are out of the hospital. I’ve had 4 surgeries, my dad’s a doctor … I’ve had my share of hospitals as well. I’ve got arthritis and herniated disks in my neck(!) now so I’ve been spending 10-13 hours a week on physical therapy and doctor-approved exercises to improve my condition. We are trying everything with surgery being the last option! I know full well how you feel!!!

          Thanks for the minder on the 12×3.5 and the videos. With kids out for the summer, I didn’t get to either one. I spent a lot of time with new listings, updating the shop, product research and design … 🙂 I tried 5 different patterns for the 12×3.5 size frame but all were too complicated for the current tutorial – which is the same instruction but just different templates. With the scale of the big frame, I will have to make a brand new tutorial and pattern for that one and I will finesse it. The key is to get it all around 20 steps. Lots and lots of hours in and I’m still not happy with what I’ve got. On the videos, my goal is to start on those in September. It’s always good to have a goal.

          Thank you Sandy, as always, for your tremendous support and encouragement. It makes my “work” so much fun. And I’m THRILLED to hear to joy you bring to others when you gift them with your handmade coin purses!!!!

          Talk soon,

          Comment by Winn | August 16, 2012 | Reply

        • Oh, you should read this, if you haven’t already. Wendy has Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and she makes amazing coin purses!

          Comment by Winn | August 16, 2012 | Reply

  10. Hi. I live in South Africa and I wanted to order some frames from you from your etsy store but first i wanted to find out how long it takes to get from you to South Africa? Do you send it airmail or surface mail? Thanks! Jess

    Comment by jessdunstan | February 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Jess- here’s detailed info on shipping with pictures. Be sure to check it out. You can go directly to as well. They are, by far, the most economical way to go. I’ve sent to South Africa before and it takes about 6-10 days via USPS Priority Mail International. I have a customer who lives out yonder on a farm in S. Africa so shipping is not a problem. I recommend planning your purchase to take advantage on BOTH the volume discount pricing AND the shipping as you can spread the cost of shipping over a larger number of frames! The large majority (75%+) of my International shipments are in the LARGE flat rate Priority Mail International box.

      Comment by Winn | February 17, 2011 | Reply

      • Ok that sounds great! I will order at the end of the month after payday. Can’t wait to get the PDF I just ordered from Etsy so I can start planning all the projects I’m going to do 🙂

        Comment by jessdunstan | February 19, 2011 | Reply

      • Hi again!
        I just wanted to check something before I order. When etsy adds up the shipping for all my items (about 26 different sizes) the shipping comes to $147.20. When you pack it do you then work out the shipping like you explain in the shipping info you pointed me towards? Will it be $45.50 if you can get them all into the middle sized box? And then do you refund the overcharged shipping cost?

        Sorry to bother you with all these questions! But when you are multiplying everything by 7 cos of the exchange it becomes important.


        Comment by jessdunstan | March 1, 2011 | Reply

        • YIKES right? Yes, whichever box I can fit them all in is what it will be used to ship and I refund the excess Etsy overcharge. Per my shop policy “Domestic AND International customers: I COMBINE SHIP. Any excess over $1 that Etsy charges is refunded to you when I ship it, and if you are short by $2, I will contact you for the shortage due.” I can also do a custom listing and apply the right shipping the first time. Just convo me on Etsy and tell me exactly what you need. OR you can order a-la-carte and be confident that excess shipping is refunded. My policies are pretty tight. 🙂

          Comment by Winn | March 1, 2011 | Reply

  11. Ya I am so glad you grabbed a featured button! The post will be tomorrow (friday). Thanks again!

    Comment by Brittany @ Love Stitched | May 27, 2010 | Reply

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