No-Sew Fringed Clutch (DIY)

No-Sew Clutch

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.

I showed Tracy Moore how to make this no-sew pleather clutch on Cityline for National Craft Month. You can watch the segment here.

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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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