Handmade Clutches and Handbags
These easy clutch and handbag projects will add style to your wardrobe in an instant. Whether you sew or not, we have a project that fits everyone's skill level. And after you've had a chance to look at all of our projects, take a look at some of your fellow readers' projects, as well.
Add a pop of color to any outfit with this simple-to-sew fabric clutch.
This no-sew handbag makes a lovely addition to any summer wardrobe.
This simple reversible purse is a wonderful project for beginning and advanced sewers alike.
No-Sew Drawstring Purse
This sweet drawstring purse makes a great bridesmaid gift -- or a thoughtful keepsake for any woman in your life.
A kid's favorite outgrown pants can be more than a stylish memory if you turn the pockets into a hip pocket purse. Little trendsetters can pick from this season's ribbons for a flattering purse handle.
The lace that makes up this clutch is actually made from clip art and iron-on transfer paper. It's easy and elegant, and makes a great favor or gift.
Handbag with a Chic Tweak
Wrapping microfiber-suede tape around the handles of one of your favorite bags is an easy way to perk it up. It's not permanent, so you can go with offbeat colors. Choose a single hue or a mix -- like we did here.
Turn a basic canvas tote into a sophisticated handbag with metallic hinges, a skinny belt, and a small lock.
Needle-Felted Vintage Clutch
Make this adorable vintage clutch from a Japanese-made purse kit available at purlsoho.com, which includes a vintage-style purse frame. You can get the full set of instructions for a smaller, coin-purse version on purlbee.com. (The how-to is the same for the larger purse we made, although you'll want a half yard each of the lining fabric and the wool-woven fabric.)
Upcycle a cloth place mat and turn it into a stylish purse.
This felt handbag is an adorable, easy-to-make accessory.
Give an old leather jacket from the back of your coat closet new life by turning it into a stylish everyday tote.