How to Make a Clutch Handbag

April 5th, 2011

Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3! This week we are making a basic clutch handbag — and we can’t wait to see what you do to embellish it! Take a look!

A big thank you to Janome — this week’s sponsor of The DIY Dish! We used the Janome MC11000 to complete this project.  Talk about a fantastic sewing AND embroidery machine in one!  If you’d like to find more details about this fantastic machine, click here.

Here are some more photos of this week’s project!  We can’t wait to see how you embellish yours! Be sure to post photos on our Facebook or Flickr pages!

We used this modern floral embroidery design found here.

We used this tropical floral embroidery design found here. It is a FREE design found at!

And finally, we took fabric scraps, tied them in a knot, and sewed them in a row to the clutch!

We’d love to hear YOUR ideas on how to embellish the basic clutch! Post your thoughts below!

Have a wonderful week everyone!
-Kim & Kris

  • aspen
    April 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I have made 14 in one afternoon. So easy and FUN:)

  • Rosalee
    April 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I made 4 of these clutches for friends that I would be meeting at the AEC this past week. But realized when I gave them theirs that I forgot to make one for myself. So I will be making another one as soon as I can get caught up a bit after being gone for almost a week. The clutches were a big hit and everyone loved them. And so easy to do. Thank you sew much for this great little clutch project.

  • Wanda Romano
    May 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    What a simple but great idea. I’ll share this project with my grandkids for their first project. Keep your ideas coming. I enjoy your show. Wanda

  • marga saludario
    June 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

    i love your crafts. it’s so amazing! you’re both great! love it!

  • marga saludario
    June 22, 2011 at 2:31 am

    can i copy the pictures so it can my inspirations, to make as beautiful clutch.. tnx Kris and Kim..

  • June 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Very cute clutch! I can’t wait to make a few of these.

  • August 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Kris & Kim, I wanted to thank you for the tutorial & inspiration. I made a few and can’t wait to really get creative with this! I blogged your video tutorial & my first few I made!

    Thanks. xo Theresa

  • September 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love the embroidery details. And the dragonfly. So chic. :)

  • October 6, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Hi, is this video available somewhere now? It is not showing up here for me. Thanks!

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  • Edith Rains
    August 27, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I just love your tutorials, especially this one about clutch bags. Anxious to make several of them. Please come back, please, please!!!! Edi

  • November 23, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I like the tutorial
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    Love it

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    December 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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  • December 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Hey there! I love love your videos and all the ideas I get from watching!! just one question though.. do you use a lightweight or heavyweight feasible interfacing? want to make mine right away!!! thanks =)

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