No-Sew Fringed Clutch (DIY)
Pleather is a wonderful thing! (No clue what I’m talking about? Pleather is imitation leather and the name comes from combining the words “plastic” and “leather”.) Pleather is durable and easy to clean — just wipe it with a damp or soapy cloth!—, plus it doesn’t fray, which makes it great for a vast number of projects, particularly fashion accessories.
To make a no-sew fringed clutch, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Pleather or another stiff, no-fray fabric
- Hole punch
- Suede cord
- Fabric scissors (Whoops! I forgot to include those in the supplies photograph below…)
- 4 magnets
- Hot glue gun
I got all of my supplies from Walmart, except the pleather, which I already had at home.
Here’s how to make your own no-sew clutch:
- Use the hole puncher to put eight holes up both long sides of the pleather. Keep the holes only on the lower two thirds of the fabric — that top third will be folded down as the purse closure. If your hole puncher doesn’t give you perfect holes, use a pair of embroidery scissors to clean them up.
- Cut eight pieces of suede cord.
- Fold up the bottom third of the pleather, lining up four sets of holes on either side of the fabric.
- Fold one piece of cord in half and thread the fold through the two bottom holes from back to front.
- Bring the cord ends up through the loop, and pull them tight to close the loop.
- Thread the remaining cord pieces through the remaining holes.
- Cut a design of your choice on the top edge of the pleather. (This will end up being the lower edge of the upper flap.)
- Glue two magnets on the front of the clutch and two more in corresponding spots on the upper flap.