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Project

Fabric Clutch

Introduction

Add a pop of color to any outfit with these simple-to-sew fabric clutches from Robin Grawunder. Include a personalized label on the bag's interior, if desired.

 

Materials

  • Decorative fabric for outside of clutch
  • Fabric for lining
  • Heavyweight fusible stabilizer
  • Fusible fleece
  • Rotary cutter
  • Grid ruler
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating machine-sewing thread
  • Transparent tape
  • Bond 527 Multi-Purpose Cement
  • Metal clutch frame hardware, from etsy.com
  • Computer with program for designing labels
  • Inkjet printer
  • Jacquard Inkjet printable silk, from amazon.com
  • Steam-a-Seam double-sided fusible interfacing, from warmcompany.com

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut 13-by-13 1/2-inch pieces from outer fabric, lining fabric, and heavyweight fusible stabilizer. Cut a 10 1/2-by-13-inch piece of fusible fleece. With an iron, fuse heavyweight stabilizer to wrong side of outer fabric, then fuse fleece to center of stabilized side of fabric.

  2. Step 2

    With right sides of outer and lining fabrics together, sew 1/2-inch seams along both longer 13 1/2-inch edges.

  3. Step 3

    Turn sewn pieces so right sides are facing out, and press seams flat.

  4. Step 4

    Fold in half, matching seams at top, with lining on inside. Sew a 1/4-inch seam on outside raw edges, then trim seam allowances to 1/8 inch and snip in at the corners. Turn again, so outside fabric is on the inside. Sew 1/4-inch seam along edges, creating a finished French seam, then turn right side out.

  5. Step 5

    Fold corners down; mark and sew a 2-inch gusset on each. Trim corner to 1/8 inch. Turn again so lining faces out; sew a 1/4-inch seam along gussets to finish seams. Turn right side out one last time.

  6. Step 6

    Apply a bead of fabric glue to metal frame. Center over top seam, carefully insert fabric in metal frame, and secure in place with tape. Allow glue to set for several hours.

  7. Step 7

    Remove tape, tuck outside corners behind frame, and snap closed.

  8. Step 8

    Create labels in an 8 1/2-by-11-inch document using any program that generates images, words, letters, etc.

  9. Step 9

    With an inkjet printer, print document on silk side of printable silk page. Let ink set for 15 minutes.

  10. Step 10

    Carefully peel off paper backing from silk and discard. Place sheet on flat surface and gently reshape. Apply Steam-a-Seam double-sided fusible interfacing to wrong side of silk with a warm iron.

  11. Step 11

    Cut labels from sheet. Peel off paper backing, and iron labels in place on handmade items.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5128

Reviews (160)

  • upstyle 5 Feb, 2014

    Hello All! These clutches were made with my 6 3/4" Modern Style Clutch Purse Frames. Also available are Modern Style frames in 5 1/2" and 8" sizes. Every purchase of Modern Style Frames includes complete instructions for each size frame purchased - no additional charge. Please contact me for more information. Thanks! Robin

    www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • LittleRedFrog 8 Jan, 2014

    Hello !
    I would so very much like to make these as gifts for my friends (and me!!).
    Is there an easy way to adapt all the dimensions for the fabric if we have frames in different sizes?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    Little Red Frog

  • upstyle 20 Apr, 2013

    The frames used during this demo are my 6 3/4" Modern Style Frames. The inner layers I recommend are Pellon Craft-Fuse #808 Fusible Interfacing/Stabilizer and Pellon TP971FF Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece. For more information contact me on Etsy - www.upstyle.etsy.com - I'm always happy to answer any questions or concerns. Thanks! ~ Robin

  • bags and clutches 1 Apr, 2013

    A gorgeous looking bag..! These bags and clutches are indeed world apart in their class! The will certainly enhance the styles and fashion of the ladies who like to get noticed!

  • upstyle 18 Feb, 2013

    The purse frames that work with this pattern are available on my Etsy site. www.upstyle.etsy.com The ones I used during the demo are 6 3/4" long. Complete detailed instructions are included with every modern frame purchase.

    For this project I recommend the following:

    Pellon 808 Craft-Fuse for fusible interfacing/stabilizer
    Pellon TP971FF Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece

    Please contact me via etsy for more information. Thanks!
    www.upstyle.etsy.com

    Robin

  • upstyle 18 Feb, 2013

    Thank you all for such a wonderful response to my Fabric Clutch Demo with Martha. I have many styles and finishes of frames just like the ones I used during the demo. These measure 6 3/4" long. Some styles and finishes are available with chain loops so that you can attach a chain whenever you want to. Please contact me for more information. Thank you ~ Robin

    www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • bags and clutches 3 Feb, 2013

    Ladies these days sure love to get everything in perfect match and even their bags and clutches. And why not? There are so many girly hand bags in the market with such affordable prices, any classy lady will want them to enhance their styles and fashion. And if these hand bags are made by Martha Stewart, it will be very much like buying a piece of moon!

  • upstyle 4 Sep, 2012

    Hello - I used my 6 3/4" Modern Clutch Purse Frame to make this clutch. You can find them on www.upstyle.etsy.com For this project - I recommend Pellon TP971F Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece and Pellon #808 Craft-Fuse for the interfacing/stabilizer. Please contact me on my Etsy site for more information. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 4 Sep, 2012

    Hello - I used my 6 3/4" Modern Clutch Purse Frame to make this clutch. You can find them on www.upstyle.etsy.com For this project - I recommend Pellon TP971F Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece and Pellon #808 Craft-Fuse for the interfacing/stabilizer. Please contact me on my Etsy site for more information. Thanks! Robin

  • Rejuvenate Vita 27 Aug, 2012

    That's definitely on my list of things to make, now that I have more time :) Looks like a perfect Christmas gift

    Rejuvenate Vita
    “Unique-Styled Gifts at Affordable Prices”
    www.rejuvenatevita.com

  • upstyle 26 Aug, 2012

    More variety of frames in new sizes, styles, and finishes are now available. You can buy them on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Contact me for a custom order or if you have any questions regarding this clutch project. Thanks! Robin

  • brenall5 2 Aug, 2012

    The 527 glue is good but I have found E6000 or Goop are just as good.

  • brenall5 2 Aug, 2012

    Enter your review...

  • brenall5 2 Aug, 2012

    I found the hardware at JoAnn's store. You can also buy it on line at JoAnns site. Also, their are other site's that have video on how to make the bag.

  • upstyle 18 Jul, 2012

    For this project - I recommend Pellon TP971F Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece and Pellon #808 Craft-Fuse for the interfacing/stabilizer. Please contact me on my Etsy site for more information. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 18 Jul, 2012

    You can find the modern purse frames used during this demo on my Etsy site www.upstyle.etsy.com There are many styles and finishes available. Please contact me to set up a custom order. Thanks! Robin

  • Crafts-Ideas 12 Jul, 2012

    OMGCrafts.com ships to Canada and has tons of purse making supplies and the glue mentioned.

  • kristennicole 6 Jul, 2012

    I cannot find Bond 527 Multi-Purpose Cement in Canada and do not want to order online unless completely necessary- which glue would anyone recommend to replace the Bond 527 Multi-Purpose Cement, that will still hold well? Does it have to be the cement? Could I use super glue? Thanks!

  • upstyle 1 Jul, 2012

    Yes, I ship purse frames to Canada! Please contact me via Etsy please. www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Thanks! Robin

  • lisa_vanisl 29 Jun, 2012

    Soooooo cute! I can't wait to try to make one of these..... if I can manage to get the clutch hardware mailed to Canada :) Robin can you help?

  • upstyle 25 Jun, 2012

    Frames available on my Etsy site:

    www.upstyle.etsy.com

    Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 25 Jun, 2012

    New frame finishes and styles (with and without chain loops) will be available mid-July. Quantity discounts available. Complete detailed instructions with step-by-step tutorial are included for FREE with every modern frame purchase. Please contact me via Etsy for more information. Happy Summer ~ Robin

  • upstyle 25 Jun, 2012

    Thank you all for such a wonderful response to my Fabric Clutch Demo with Martha. I have many styles and finishes of frames just like the ones I used during the demo. These measure 6 3/4" long. Now available with chain loops (some styles and finishes) so that you can attach a chain whenever you want to. Please contact me for more information. Thank you ~ Robin

    www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • upstyle 25 Jun, 2012

    Hello! The purse frames that work with this pattern are available on my Etsy site. www.upstyle.etsy.com The ones I used during the demo are 6 3/4" long. Complete detailed instructions are included with every modern frame purchase.

    For this project I recommend the following:

    Pellon 808 Craft-Fuse for fusible interfacing/stabilizer
    Pellon TP971FF Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece

    Please contact me via etsy for more information. Thanks!
    www.upstyle.etsy.com

    Robin

  • lming 23 Jun, 2012

    upstyle im disappointed you reply to customers here but i convo you in etsy and been two days! i havent heard from you.
    i heard lots of raves and though to try your pattern and frames, but your response time and action isnt what i called promp.

  • upstyle 21 Jun, 2012

    The frame size used in this demo is 6 3/4" long. It needs to be the right type (open channels of a certain size). I have lots of these available on my Etsy site. www.upstyle.etsy.com Please contact me for more information and custom orders. Thanks! Robin

  • kaycookies 20 Jun, 2012

    What size clutch frame was used with the posted fabric measurements? I purchased a five inch frame.

  • binkjo 29 May, 2012

    can't wait to make this!

  • upstyle 19 Apr, 2012

    The clutch frames used during this demo can be purchased from my Etsy shop. www.upstyle.etsy.com Please feel free to contact me via Etsy with questions, concerns, or other requests. Thanks! Robin

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    thank you

  • styleaffair 14 Apr, 2012

    i love this clutch very much .good job. where can i get the frame to buy can some body say? my email is stylesaffair@yahoo.com

  • ndep2012 24 Mar, 2012

    I've fallen in love with the red & white lotus flower fabric used for this project. It would be perfect for another project that I have in mind. Does anyone know where I can buy some of this same fabric?

  • upstyle 9 Mar, 2012

    Hello All - I ship these frames to many, many countries, including Australia. Just contact me via Etsy - www.upstyle.etsy.com - and let me know the items you want to purchase. I'd be happy to set up a custom listing for you. Thanks! Robin

  • lovescraft 3 Mar, 2012

    I tried to order the frames for this clutch bag from Etsy -- but they do not ship to Australia. Is our Martha Stewart team able to help me source this item please

  • mahanson 3 Jan, 2012

    Where is everyone getting the frames for this?

  • upstyle 10 Sep, 2011

    Craft of the Day! All of my modern style frames work with this project. Includes Newport, Del Mar, and Malibu Styles. Available on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com. Contact me via Etsy with any questions or comments. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 3 Sep, 2011

    A complete step-by-step tutorial is included with each frame purchase. Watching this demo with Martha helps as well! New frame styles in new finishes available now. Contact me via www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • upstyle 1 Sep, 2011

    The size of the Modern Style frame I used during my demo with Martha is 6 3/4" wide. I also have a variety of frames measuring 5 1/2" and 8" wide. I'll be listing them on my site in the next few days. Contact me for more information. www.upstyle.etsy.com Thanks! Robin

  • Craftz4me 29 Aug, 2011

    Sure it is! Beacon had that off the market only for a short time but brought the same great formula back after much demand. The just renamed it. The same great formula is now called Beacon Multi-Use glue. I love it and wouldn't be without it in my sewing room. Heck, even Martha recommends it : )

  • upstyle 28 Aug, 2011

    Hello Clutch Makers! The Bond 527 Multi-Purpose Cement listed in this article is no longer available. I've been experimenting with alternatives and found a non-toxic glue that is readily available at most craft stores, inexpensive, easy to use with my clutch frames, and creates a permanent bond as strong as anything I have tried. Contact me for more information. www.upstyle.etsy.com Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 26 Aug, 2011

    I am so pleased with the quality of my new frames and finishes! See all the options at www.upstyle.etsy.com. Whether you want to buy just one or 100, I am always happy to create custom orders with quantity discounts and combined shipping charges. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Have a great weekend! Robin

  • upstyle 25 Aug, 2011

    Contact me anytime on www.upstyle.etsy.com with questions regarding this clutch. I always respond ASAP. Want to sell the clutches you make? Feel free! No special permission - No Licensing fees. Enjoy ~ Robin

  • upstyle 25 Aug, 2011

    These frames are now available in five beautiful finishes! Visit me on www.upstyle.etsy.com to see the variety. Custom orders welcome! Robin

  • upstyle 25 Aug, 2011

    Hello all! I am thrilled to finally be able to offer my frames at more competitive pricing for creative crafters with a passion. Not all frames work with this pattern. Contact me for more info - Enjoy the day, Robin

  • sewingSal 25 Aug, 2011

    Wow! You're really milking this Martha site for all its worth aren't you Robin? Has this become your personal ad space? Isn't it enough that you are spamming clutch makers all over Etsy trying to make a buck off of your competitors (other clutch makers). Aren't you embarrassed to have ripped off all of your customers by drastically overcharging for your frames just because you were on this show? Now you're changing tactics and trying to undercut longstanding purse frame sellers. No class.

  • upstyle 17 Aug, 2011

    My NEW Frames are arriving TODAY! Lots of new STYLES and FINISHES available and on sale NOW. See them on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com Thanks so much ~ Robin

  • upstyle 20 Jul, 2011

    UPSTYLE has lots of deeply discounted slightly imperfect frames. Visit me at www.upstyle.etsy.com. Just ask for special requests and more information. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 18 Jul, 2011

    Hello all! I have a limited supply of slightly imperfect clutch purse frames I'm selling at a deep, deep discount. Visit me on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com. Contact me via Etsy with any special requests, questions, or comments. Thanks ~ Robin

  • upstyle 2 Jun, 2011

    UPSTYLE design will be offering new, exciting frame styles in a variety of finishes and sizes later this summer. Just in time for the holidays. Super discounts will be offered as well. Contact me via www.upstyle.etsy.com to be added to my contact list. I'll send you a message as soon as they arrive! Robin

  • upstyle 2 Jun, 2011

    Hi All, Just want to let everyone know that not all clutch frames work with this method of making modern style clutches. The open channel at the top needs to be large enough for all of the layers. Contact me for more info www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Thanks! Robin

  • sewingSal 25 May, 2011

    Nice! I found these frames at www.AmericanPurseSupplies.com They have a different tutorial and method for making them. I bought them and loved the quality. All of their frames are excellent quality though.

  • upstyle 30 Apr, 2011

    I have lots of frames still available for sale on my website - www.upstyle.etsy.com - If you don't see what you are looking for just send me a message and I'll respond ASAP. Thank you! Robin

  • upstyle 15 Jan, 2011

    Hello!
    I use Pellon Craft-fuse for the stabilizer and Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece. I buy them from my local Joann Fabric Store. Contact me directly at www.upstyle.etsy.com for more info. Thanks! Robin

    Read more at Marthastewart.com: Fabric Clutch - Martha Stewart Crafts

  • Dessie 15 Jan, 2011

    Where can I get heavyweight fusible stabilizer and fusible fleece?
    Thanks ..

  • Dinz 8 Jan, 2011

    I'm not sure if my previous post made it through....Is it okay to sell these? I have some friends interested in buying these from me.

  • upstyle 6 Jan, 2011

    One last thing! Frame orders are in stock now to be shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Available in quantities of 1, 5, and 10. Contact me for a custom order of any other quantity. Thanks so much! Robin

  • upstyle 6 Jan, 2011

    Hi All - Although there are similar purse frames available elsewhere online they must be the right style, size, correct channel size, etc. in order for this project to be successful. Feel free to contact me anytime for more information ~ Happy New Year! Robin

  • upstyle 6 Jan, 2011

    Frames for this Fabric Clutch project are currently available on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com ON SALE NOW! Quantity discounts available. Please contact me for more information. Thanks! Robin

  • got2sew 4 Jan, 2011

    The frame is 6 3/4 inches wide

  • sdmcintosh 4 Jan, 2011

    What size frame are you using in this video?

  • upstyle 15 Dec, 2010

    Hi! The fabric needs to be a medium weight cotton or cotton blend fabric. A thin fabric doesn't have enough body for it to have any structure and a heavy thick fabric won't fit into the channel of the frame. I use Pellon Craft-fuse for the stabilizer and Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece. Contact me directly at www.upstyle.etsy.com for more info. Thanks! Robin

  • ashie630 14 Dec, 2010

    I made one of these last night and love, love love it! I hope to make a few more for quick x-mas presents. However, my question is how you make the base stiff? In the video they seem so stiff and mine definitely smooshes when you put it under your arm. Do you recommend putting something in the bottom? Or? Any suggestions are appreciated.

  • upstyle 6 Dec, 2010

    Happy Holidays Everyone! I've just received a new shipment of GOLD finish frames. They are gorgeous! Perfect to compliment your gold jewelry. Frame orders will be shipped out within 1 business day. Contact me for more information. www.upstyle.etsy.com Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 6 Dec, 2010

    Also, please keep in mind that prices listed elsewhere may be stated in currencies other than US Dollars. Shipping may be more as well. Be well informed. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 6 Dec, 2010

    Hi All - Although there are similar purse frames available elsewhere online they must be the right size, correct channel size, etc. in order for this project to be successful. You may need to re-design the pattern or invent a new sewing method for it to work.

  • stepha1 6 Dec, 2010

    HI everyone, I found the right frame for this project online at www.u-handbag.com they flat rate ship all over the world :)

    It's the right frame, with just a channel at the top, nothing at the sides. http://www.u-handbag.com/index.php?main_page=product_info

  • sootfoot5 5 Dec, 2010

    demia - the ones from 3dpaper that you would want, if you decide to buy from that seller, are the ones like this : http://www.etsy.com/listing/62607954/8-inch-metal-purse-frame-for-clutch. They are the ones that only have the channels on the tops, not the sides. I bought mine from that seller, and they've worked great.

  • demia 3 Dec, 2010

    Thanks Robin. I will email you at the website. Deb (bookladyma): did you ever see if the fish tail frames worked? Hope it all worked well.

  • upstyle 3 Dec, 2010

    Happy Holidays! The link above to purse hardware and kits take you to sold out listings. I just received a HUGE shipment of frames. Visit my website: www.upstyle.etsy.com, click on the link on the left that says "kits frames patterns" to see all the listings. Contact me for special requests. Robin

  • upstyle 3 Dec, 2010

    Yes, I do ship internationally! Contact me directly at upstyle.etsy.com with the item or items you want and the country it is to be shipped to. I will get back to you ASAP with shipping options. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 3 Dec, 2010

    Happy Holidays! Please contact UPSTYLE directly at upstyle.etsy.com with any questions regarding frames or kits. I will respond ASAP.

  • upstyle 3 Dec, 2010

    Hi Demia, You can always contact me directly at upstyle.etsy.com. The frames that were featured on the video is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upstyle?section_id=6984531 Thank you! Robin

  • demia 2 Dec, 2010

    Hi, which size of clutch frame is featured in this video? I see that you have quite a few frames on the website so can you please post a link to which one was on the video? Also do you ship to the UK?

  • demia 2 Dec, 2010

    Has anyone tried this frame? http://www.u-handbag.com/index.php?main_page=product_info

  • demia 2 Dec, 2010

    Hi, which size of clutch frame is featured in this video? I see that you have quite a few frames on the website so can you please post a link to which one was on the video? Also do you ship to the UK?

  • upstyle 21 Nov, 2010

    NEW frames now available for a smaller clutch. Comes with full instructions, list of materials needed, important tips. Contact Robin for more info - www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • upstyle 19 Nov, 2010

    Hello All! The resource links above direct you to sold listings. I have LOTS of frames available on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com Look under the category "Kits Frames Patterns" on the left of the screen. If you don't find what you are looking for, just send me a note via Etsy. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 19 Nov, 2010

    Hello Crafters, Other vendors sell similar frames but the channel across the top needs to be the right size in order for the fabric to fit properly inside. Also, some frames are made so that they are pinched in at the sides. Again, the fabric won't fit properly. Please contact me for more information. Thanks! Robin www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • upstyle 18 Nov, 2010

    Yes, I do sell just the frames! They are available in quantities of 1, 5, and 10. Looks under the category of Kits Frames Patterns for all listings. Kits are also available with fabric and inner layers. See my site www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 18 Nov, 2010

    Yes, I do sell just the frames! The kit includes fabric and inner layers, also available. But frames are available in quantities of 1, 5, and 10 frames. Two styles, two finishes. www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • Natalie192 18 Nov, 2010

    I went to her site and she doesn't sell just the frame. You actually have to buy the whole kit from her. I tried to find a similar frame online, but can't seem to find one. I was trying to keep my gifts this year inexpensive, but I think I'll have to try something different.

  • joyciej 11 Nov, 2010

    Bummer! Tried to save money by buying frames from a different vendor, twice. Either the fabrics too thick to fit or won't get into the outside corners.

    Save your money and time, get your frames from upstyle.

  • upstyle 10 Nov, 2010

    One last thing! Gold frames now back in stock. Contact me for more information.
    www.upstyle.etsy.com - Thank you all! Robin

  • upstyle 10 Nov, 2010

    Frames for this Fabric Clutch project are currently available on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com ON SALE NOW! Quantity discounts available.
    Please contact me for more information. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 10 Nov, 2010

    Hi All! Just want to let everyone know that other internet sites do not sell the frames that work with this project. The proportions and instructions only work with the frames I sell on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com.

  • stepha1 9 Nov, 2010

    I've found a great site where you can buy the purse frames, It's called U-Handbag (www.u-handbag.com), and they also have loads of other great bag making stuff!

    I can't wait to make up this cute frame purse, I've got a wedding to go to in the spring and this will be perfect :D Thanks Martha!

  • upstyle 9 Nov, 2010

    Gold Frames available again! Silver frames on SALE now! www.upstyle.etsy.com Please contact me for quantity discounts.
    Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 5 Nov, 2010

    Hello Clutch Makers! I"ve reduced the price of many of my kits which include the frame, exterior fabric, lining fabric, interfacing, fusible fleece and complete instructions. 20% Savings. While supplies last. Contact me for more info. www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • upstyle 4 Nov, 2010

    Quantity discounts available on my site! www.upstyle.etsy.com. Don't see what you want? Please contact me through Etsy and I'll see what I can do to accomodate you. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 4 Nov, 2010

    Hello all! Just wanted to let you all know I have new shipments of all of my frames. Available on my site www.upstyle.etsy.com. Keep in mind not all frames work with this project. Channels are either too narrow for layers of fabric or not the right size. Contact me for more information. Robin

  • jmuamy 4 Nov, 2010

    Thanks Deb! Good luck with the project!

  • bookladyma 2 Nov, 2010

    I just got my frames today so I'm going to try the slightly larger size. It seems like there is a little extra in her sizing but I may add a half inch to the width just in case - I'll let you know how it goes :-) Deb

  • jmuamy 8 Oct, 2010

    Deb, have you tried with the project with the frame you link to? I ask because this frame is 3/8" wider than the Upstyle frame of 6 and 3/4". I definitely need a less expenseive option for a frame that will work. Thanks for the feedback!

  • bookladyma 6 Oct, 2010

    Visit this wholesaler for a better price http://www.etsy.com/listing/55776771/18cm-7-18-inch-fancy-fish-tail-bead
    It's the channel at the top of the frame that makes it's right for this project. Deb

  • rprimeau95 6 Oct, 2010

    this project doesn't even mention the size Metal clutch frame to use? how would we know what size to buy?

  • upstyle 4 Oct, 2010

    Hello All! I just found out my Clutch Project is the Craft of the Day! Just so everyone knows, other Etsy sellers (including whilebabynaps) DO NOT sell the frames that work with this project. For more information, contact me at www.upstyle.etsy.com Thanks! Robin

  • ocaveg 4 Oct, 2010

    thank you so much DogGuardian! That is a wonderful site as I couldnt make out all that Martha's guest did.

  • allisajacobs 4 Oct, 2010

    Martha- I would love it if you could post the name

  • DogGuardian 24 Sep, 2010

    Folks, I've sewn handbags for many years. I notice that there's another good and reasonably priced etsy source of handbag frames by a NJ seller, "WhileBabyNaps": http://www.etsy.com/shop/whilebabynaps
    I've also found the U-handbag website very helpful, including several free patterns and clear directions: http://www.u-handbag.com/
    FYI I am not related to either of these folks - just wanted to provide alternatives.

  • upstyle 9 Jul, 2010

    For all of UPSTYLE's Purse frames and Kits, copy and paste this link into your browser window: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upstyle?section_id=6984531

  • upstyle 9 Jul, 2010

    For all of UPSTYLE's purse frames and kits, just copy and paste this into your browser window

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upstyle?section_id=6984531

    Thanks!

  • upstyle 3 Jul, 2010

    Hello All! Just wanted to let you know I have received a new shipement of silver AND gold frames. Also, new UPSTYLE kits are available. www.upstyle.etsy.com. Thanks! Robin

  • bambooeater 16 Jun, 2010

    Great choice for main photo - the red lotus flower design is also my favorite! Here's another great eco-friendly wallet if you're interested: http://www.revealshop.com/products/jute-shimmer-wallet

  • upstyle 13 Jun, 2010

    Hi Everyone! Some of my Make-It-Yourself Clutch Kits are now on sale! 20% Off for a limited time only. Frames are also available. See my website for more info. www.upstyle.etsy.com

  • kimmey73 11 Jun, 2010

    I am not computer savvy, I was wondering if there is someone that can help me get started on making my label via Microsoft Word? Thanks

  • nheuk 27 May, 2010

    Has anyone found a purse frame that actually works beyond the one from Upstyle? If you have would you mind sharing where you got it from.

  • upstyle 20 May, 2010

    New Kits available now on my site! www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 15 May, 2010

    Hi Everyone! I sell the frames on my site. www.upstyle.etsy.com
    Click the tab that says "Purse Kits and Frames". If you want to buy multiples, just ask for a quantity discount. I'll set up a custom listing for you.
    Has anyone made a clutch yet? I'd love to see photos. Contact me via Etsy.

  • manny123 14 May, 2010

    The directions don't tell you what size of frame you need, does anyone know?

  • tertack 7 May, 2010

    Robin, I really liked this project. Could you let the rest of us crafters know where you get the frames for the clutches. I'm having a hard time finding them at a reasonable price. Thanks tertack

  • Millerja 7 May, 2010

    Help! I made some cute silk labels for my project using the recommended inkjet printing silk but I'm having a problem ironing on the fusible interfacing. The heat of the iron (on the silk setting) is too hot for the silk and at a lower temp, won't get the interfacing to bond to the silk! Ideas?

  • jessac99 4 May, 2010

    Thanks Robin. It came out really well!

  • upstyle 4 May, 2010

    Hi, when you lay your fabric out, the longer side runs horizontally. The first 1/2" seams are along the top and bottom of the fabric. Make sense? Robin

  • jessac99 3 May, 2010

    I'm a little confused about the length and width of the fabric. Is the longer side (13.5 in) along the top or the sides?

  • upstyle 3 May, 2010

    This is the link to kits and frames: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upstyle?section_id=6984531

  • upstyle 3 May, 2010

    Hi Everyone! It's Robin from UPSTYLE again. Many of you have contacted me regarding availability of the frames and kits. The links metioned above are old ones that have been sold out. Here is a link to all my kits and frames. Please contact me through www.upstyle.etsy.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks! Robin

  • baweau 2 May, 2010

    Does anyone know what sized frame you need?

  • upstyle 1 May, 2010

    Hi all! Please be carefull purchasing your frames online. The frames sold on ahkwokbuckles are not the right size for the demo I did with Martha. Either too large or too small. Robin

  • Zernov 1 May, 2010

    Does anyone have a catalog number for the clutch frame hardware from ahkwokbuckles.com?

  • stitchinggirl 1 May, 2010

    I saw this project on Martha's show and instantly fell in love with it. To look at the purse you would think it would be difficult to make, but It really looks like it will be easy. I am going to try it. I will be looking at the website for the handle part.

  • upstyle 30 Apr, 2010

    By the way, Martha is awesome!

  • upstyle 30 Apr, 2010

    One last thing. There are other frames available out there with channels across the top only but some of them are pinched at the outside edges making it impossible to insert the fabric. I know because I have a big box of these that just don't work. I want everyone's project to be successful. Contact me with any concerns. www. upstyle.etsy.com. Thanks! Robin

  • upstyle 30 Apr, 2010

    I know of only one wholesale vendor I buy them from. These frames are available on my site. www. upstyle.etsy.com. At $15, it may seem pricey but it covers the frame, free shipping, and instructions including dozens of tips I wasn't able to mention on the show because of time. It took months of making bags to figure out all the things that can go wrong. It's a deal. Believe me.

  • upstyle 30 Apr, 2010

    It's Robin from Upstyle again. It's a bummer that most of the frames available online are the ones I call the "classic design". I sell bags in this style as well. The channel runs along the top and down both sides. It's a whole other method of making bags. But the frame that works with my simple method that I demonstrated with Martha needs a different frame with a channel across the top. See next message.

  • Cherylcons 30 Apr, 2010

    Thanks for sharing that site. Do you know if the sides can be removed from that frame? I found similiar ones but they also have the side frames which if you use the instrucions from the show may not work.

  • twinboysmom 30 Apr, 2010

    I just found the purse frames for even cheaper than www.umei.com which I had first commented about. I found them at ahkwokbuckles.com and you can get 5 frames for $16 which breaks down to only $3.20 per frame. Awesome deal, and who really only wants to make one anyway.

  • upstyle 29 Apr, 2010

    It's Robin from Upstyle again. The clutch I demonstrated with Martha only works with one particular type of purse frame. Be careful when buying from other vendors. Most clutch frames available online have channels that wrap around the sides and along the top. The method I demonstrated only works with frames with channels across the top. Good luck! Robin

  • upstyle 29 Apr, 2010

    Hello Everyone! I'm Robin from Upstyle. Just wanted to let everyone know frames are available on my site. Just click the "Purse Kit" section and you'll see all that are available. Just added a gold-tone frame! Really pretty. I'll be adding a few new styles soon. If you don't see what you want, just send me a message. I'll get back to you ASAP. Good luck with your clutches! Robin

  • amybirlew1 29 Apr, 2010

    Does anyone have this episode recorded? if so could u PLEASE post on youtube?? I want to make the purse but found the instructions a little too hard to follow with out the clip....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • amybirlew1 29 Apr, 2010

    Does anyone have this episode recorded? if so could u PLEASE post on youtube?? I want to make the purse but found the instructions a little too hard to follow with out the clip....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • amybirlew1 29 Apr, 2010

    Does anyone have this episode recorded? if so could u PLEASE post on youtube?? I want to make the purse but found the instructions a little too hard to follow with out the clip....THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • WhileBabyNaps 28 Apr, 2010

    I sell kits as well as nickel-free metal purse frames and Gutermann glue needed to glue it to the frame. My shop is http://whilebabynaps.etsy.com

  • Cherylcons 28 Apr, 2010

    I dont know this seller on etsy but they look similar, nice quality and reasonable price:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45772274/set-of-10-8-in-x-3-in-nickel-free-m...

  • RIcrafter1 28 Apr, 2010

    Robin's Etsy shop is sold out and has been since this morning. I couldn't find them on Umei.com. The search goes on.....

  • VStaudt 28 Apr, 2010

    The entire episode will be on FLN saturday morning. I already set my DVR so I can see it again.

  • lisasfam 28 Apr, 2010

    I checked youtube and don't see the video there on how to make the clutch shown here. Has anyone been able to find the video on the internet?

  • jennland2001 28 Apr, 2010

    I just ordered 3 frames off of umei.com and the product is HF8038. $5.50 a piece gold or nickel. This site is poorly designed. Look for purse frames. Some are discontinued, when I called he told me what was in stock.

  • mrssgd 27 Apr, 2010

    Does anyone know where I can find the Jacquard Inkjet printable silk to make the labels?

  • MSLO_Sara 27 Apr, 2010

    Metal clutch frame hardware is available at Robin's Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45689696/purse-frame-only-as-seen-on-the-martha

  • twinboysmom 27 Apr, 2010

    It took me a while, but I found them at www.umei.com. You have to do some searching on their site, but I did just find them there and from the picture they look exactly the same. They sell for $5.50 a piece. Hope this helps. Can't wait to make my own! Good luck.

  • afeather 27 Apr, 2010

    I also spent hours searching the internet for the clutch handle and cannot find it. I hate it when this happens. I live in a small town so I need to be able to find these things online. What a bummer!

  • kellmacc 27 Apr, 2010

    I got interupted during the demo.How can I see the video again?

  • VStaudt 27 Apr, 2010

    After hours on the internet looking for the exact clasp I haven't found it. There are many clasps at her site but not the one she uses. The one she uses just gets glued to the top edge of the fabric. All the ones I've seen on the internet have sides to the frames. if anyone has a source for the exact metal frame please post it. I would love to make these for a bridal shower favor. Thank you....

  • Blujeans60 27 Apr, 2010

    This one could use the video of the making of it from the show. It looked so simple watching it via video.

  • Suecc 27 Apr, 2010

    Hardware can be found at Walmart, JoAnn's, etc.
    suecc

  • Delectable_Fare 27 Apr, 2010

    The designer mentioned that she sold them on her ETSY site: Upstyle

  • MISSBEVERLY 27 Apr, 2010

    GO ON ETSY UNDER ROBIN'S NAAME THEN CLICK SUPPLIES. YOU WILL HAVE TO GO UP IN THE 20' PAGES TO FIND THE CLUTCH FRAME. IT IS 8 INCHES.

  • nanny9 27 Apr, 2010

    Great idea thank you.Please let us know where to find the hardware that wwill be so helpful.Love to learn something new, Mary mary.gianino@gmail.com

  • nanny9 27 Apr, 2010

    Great idea thank you.Please let us know where to find the hardware that wwill be so helpful.Love to learn something new, Mary mary.gianino@gmail.com

  • Grace04240 27 Apr, 2010

    PRODUCT SPECIFICS:

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  • zeuscreations 27 Apr, 2010

    Agree with the others, the purse is great but where do you buy the metal frame? Robins site only sells the kits, I only want the frames.

  • chiet 27 Apr, 2010

    The purse is lovely, my question is what size is the metal frame??? also, could you give me the name of the wholesaler you use. Thank you
    rozzych@comcast.net

  • CodyWyoming 27 Apr, 2010

    Beautiful, simply beautiful. But, what size is the metal clutch frame hardware? They mentioned that she had them for sale on her website, but it's actually a kit which includes the fabric. A source for the hardware would be a help.

  • CodyWyoming 27 Apr, 2010

    Beautiful, simply beautiful. But, what size is the metal clutch frame hardware? They mentioned that she had them for sale on her website, but it's actually a kit which includes the fabric. A source for the hardware would be a help.