|DIY| – Envelope Clutch Bag Tutorial


I am really excited to share with you all my DIY Tutorial on making your own Envelope Clutch bag today.

Coming from a Fashion & Textile degree, I wanted to share with you a tutorial that used some skills I developed at uni. So I thought, everyone loves accessories & Clutch bags have been an it trend for years now. So I wanted to show you all how you can make your own clutch bag! & I want to show you how easy & stress free it is to make your own (You don’t have to have an extensive knowledge in Sewing to make this either) :p – Just a Basic idea!

Before I go into details of making it here is the finished Bag!


& for a little Inspiration Here is what I’ve filled my bag with too!!!


I’ve filled my bag with my:

MACSelect Sheer Pressed Powder

MACLipstick in Ruby Woo

Cheap MondayLeopard Print Cat eye Sunglasses

MACOn the Go Fix+ Spray

CuticuraHand Sanitizer

& Now the fun part, How to make your lovely Clutch Bag!!!

||How to Make your DIY Envelope Clutch Bag||

(1) Get your Selected Material & Measure it 100 x 34 cm

I’m using faux Suede, but you can pretty much choose any material for this ( make sure it’s thick & will hold shape, leathers, suedes, denim, fur are perfect for this)!!!


(2) Cut out your measured material


(3) Fold your 100 X 34 cm Piece of material in half (leaving you with a length of (2 x50) x 34 cm

& Sew down both sides of the 50 cm sides of the material, making sure you’re sewing the lines inside out!!!

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(4)ย Turn the sewn material, right way up & Fold the bottom corners in & flip your bottom part up!!!


& Repeat with the top part, making sure your get the perfect shape to fit!


(5) Now, we will attach a paper clip or a Pin on the bottom folded in corners to fix the shape of the fold


(6) This is the messy part :p, you will down open the bottom folds and glue the outer corners (as shown in the picture below) I’ve applied the glue with a glove on, as we all know the feeling of having super glue stuck to your hands :(!!!


& then fold back in the envelope shape! & pile a couple of books on top (for a few mins) to set in the glue!


& then your bag is complete!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

You can fill it up and then fold it inside your envelope!!!



Here is a quick visual guide for all the steps on making your own DIY Envelope Clutch Bag!!!



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  1. OH MY GOD, you are a queen, you do DIY as well, thank you so much for thos tutorial! You’ve made this look so easy! xxx

    1. Thank you so much lovely, I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial! I love the light purple of the suede too, there is a world full of materials waiting for us all to explore ๐Ÿ˜€ xoxo

    1. You’re too amazing :D, Maybe I should start selling some bags hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€ You’ve inspired me Katie! Ohhhh I need to like it on Facebook ๐Ÿ˜€ May I have the link I wanna include it on my twitter <3 !!! xoxo

    1. ๐Ÿ˜† YYYYYES I will give me your deets :-p โค๏ธ I will make you a man version ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜† do you like my creation ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™Š!!!! Hahahaha you make me smile I loveeee your face Jared, Amen for that amazing, lovely self of yours ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™Š xox

      1. I love it! It looks so good and professionally done. And i will definitely send you my details love ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ and youre the lovely one dollbaby ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      2. Thanks so much Boo ๐Ÿ™Šโค๏ธ!!!! You have to I’ll make yaaa a Faux Leather one hehehhe :p xoxoxo P.S you’re the sweet lovely one my Clyde ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ™Œโค๏ธ

    1. Thanks so much Gingi ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to show me what you come up with! Doesn’t it feel great to get back into sewing after a long time! It’s a good therapy ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  2. Wow! Its easy to make ๐Ÿ™‚ I will make one ! Thanks for this post !
    Love your look <3 You look so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Current Giveaways:
    Vintage Stripe Sweater via @newlifewithfashion and @charmeusee
    Drape Collar Wrap Coat via @felinecreatures
    Low Back Red Dress via @alex-fashion
    Eyelet Flap Clutch via @worldwidestylista
    Off-Shoulder Black Dress via @carriebradshawlied
    White Knot Front Dress via @summercaffe

    Karen @ Lookbook Store WordPress

  3. what a fun tutorial! your instructions make it seem super easy:) at any rate, I’m willing to try it. I think I’ll try making one with faux leather, I have a bit of old material at hand…I only have to run down to the store and buy super glue.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Ivana, the instructions on this one will definitely make it easy for you to try (for anyone to try) you have to show me when you make it with Faux leather :p that will turn out amazing !!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    1. You definitely should give this one a go! & thanks I loved the purple tone the Suede has to it ๐Ÿ™‚ You have to show me when you give it a go :p xox

    1. Thanks Karen ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ™‚ I will defo do some more DIY posts !!!! Hehehe & thanks I adore the fabric too, isn’t it just something else ๐Ÿ™Š xox

    1. Thanks so much jenny! & it is perfect to Just pop everything inside & walk around with a uniquely made bag! ๐Ÿ™‚ you have to show me when you give it a go ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™Š xox

    1. Awww Leah, you’re so sweet! It definitely is perfect for this Season & you can always mix up the material colours depending on your style :p Which is Just perfect! You have to show me when you make it ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™Šโค๏ธ xoxox

  4. Thanks so much for sharing Seren! That is an absolute fantastic idea and it was very interesting to see how to make your own bag with your knowledge. I would really like to see more of these posts. It refelects your passion for fashion and I’m always intrigued what a fashion degree would look like so I’d really like to see more of what you’ve learnt at college ๐Ÿ™‚

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

    1. Hi there Caz thanks so much for your beautiful words, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! I will definitely be making more of these posts ๐Ÿ™‚ You learn a lot of little tricks during your degree in Fashion, did you study anything Fashion related ? โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo

      1. No, I didn’t that’s why I’m so fascinated by it! I studied British culture, literature and linguistics :)) xxxx

      2. No way ๐Ÿ™‚ That course sounds amazing, I knew if I wasn’t going to do fashion that I’d always get into an English Literature degree ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š!!! I will defo be doing some more DIY posts & get everyone inspired hehe xox

      1. You will definitely start making them by the Bulk!!! **** hahahha Sorry it pressed reply before I could finish my sentence :-0 I hope you enjoy your new sewing machine ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜† xoxo

    1. Hahahaha You have to try ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ™Š you’ll be surprised by how well you can make it! This tutorial is really simple ๐Ÿ™Šโค๏ธ hehehe xoxo

  5. Wow I can’t believe you made that, it looks so cool! I especially like the material you’ve chosen. For Christmas my friend made me a lip-shaped pouch with a zipper where the mouth is. You should make one! I use it for my lip gloss and it’s so cute!

    1. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ thanks so much Colleen!!! Ohhhhh I will definitely make something with a zipper on it for the next DIY project โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ thanks for inspiring me lovely!!! That sounds amazing, your friend is such a sweet heart! Xox

    1. โ˜บ๏ธ thanks so much lovely, honestly it doesn’t require a lot of effort to make I promise, you’ll be able to make one too in no time โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ thanks so much lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

    1. Thanks so much Shireen for the lovely words! :p hehehe theres always a start! First it will be the button & then Making the bag ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜† !!! Xoxo

    1. ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ™Š you’re such a sweet heart! thanks <3 I will definitely do more DIY this year ๐Ÿ™‚ & I love envelope clutches too ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธ xoxo

  6. OK, you did an amazing job ! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks great and very chic, I would also wear it proudly ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a beautiful weekend my very talented and gorgeous friend xx

  7. I like DIY posts, share more of them. Even if I don’t make the stuff, I like getting ideas. I used to like making my own things, mainly jewellery though, but now that I have kids, I know I will be teaching them to use various other things for their projects.

    1. ๐Ÿ˜„ Thanks so much lovely, I will definitely make more DIY posts in the future ๐Ÿ™‚ & it’s always great to teach your children your skills too xox

  8. This is brilliant and you are super talented. It’s so much better making your own accessories, then you don’t end up with the same stuff as everyone else!

    1. Yesss most definitely, thank you so much Lovely! That means the world to me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’‹ You can rock your unique accessories without worrying that you’ll see another person wearing the same thing down the road ๐Ÿ˜†:p & it can definitely personalize an outfit too xoxo

      1. Wow I love the idea ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s great to just think outside the box sometimes & do something no one else has thought of really ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

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