$1 Sequin DIY Clutch (Yes, No Sew!)

Is it just me or do I begin every post with “it’s easy!” or “no sew!”?

I know it may sound lazy but I just can’t get excited about something complicated. Everyone I know is busy. No one has extra time. My DIY philosophy is that projects should be simple, stylish and useful.

Maybe one of these days I’ll buckle down and tackle a learn-to-sew boot camp. Until then I’m mastering the art of avoiding that darn machine!

DIY Sequin Clutch

And I have to say I’m pretty proud of how well I avoided it with this one. Especially since I have wanted a clutch for ages. What self respecting blogger doesn’t have a clutch?! And having one with sequins is like bringing the party with a purse. It just makes me smile. Even better, it only cost me $1. Happy dance!

Sequin DIY Clutch

Dollar Store Clutch Tutorial

To make your own clutch you will need:

  • A mesh pouch. You can find this one at the Dollar Store.
  • Sequin fabric. I used an old Jennifer Lopez shirt that I bought ages ago and only wore once. If you don’t have sequin fabric on hand, you can buy 1/4 yard of fabric at a craft store or even buy a cheap sequin shirt or skirt at Forever 21.
  • Liquid Stitch
  • Scissors
  • Foam brush
  • Clothespins

no sew clutch

Cut a length of fabric that wraps around both sides of the mesh pouch. I cut my shirt horizontally underneath the arms and used one of the side seams as the bottom of the pouch. I don’t have a great photo of this (sorry) so feel free to ask questions in the comments.

Then glue the sides together with the Liquid Stitch and clamp. Give it plenty of time to dry.

Sequin Clutch Tutorial

diy clutch tutorial

For the top of the pouch, clean up any stray sequins or threads. Put a piece of cardboard in the pouch and then glue the fabric to the mesh just under the zipper. Clamp again and let dry.

Sequin Purse

Here’s a peak at the inside. And here’s the finished product. I love it!

Sequin DIY Clutch
No Sew DIY Clutch

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Comments

  1. says

    Great idea! I totally love that it’s no-sew even though I know how to sew :) Inspired to make a little something for my bridesmaids coming up. Thanks for sharing!

    • gerbermom says

      Girl, sequins are always in, haha :) I think metallics are supposed to be big here for summer too – I want a pair of silver shoes!

  2. says

    This is unrelated to anything, but I love your ring! I feel like I’m always touting my recipes as easy too–I try to come up with other ways to sell them, but who doesn’t like easy, right? :) I still haven’t learned how to use my sewing machine, so I love all your no sew projects!

    • gerbermom says

      It’s funny but I feel I should almost apologize for things being easy – like shouldn’t this be harder?! Glad you like the ring :)

  3. says

    What I really like about this tutorial is using the Dollar Store mesh bag with a zipper as the foundation. Really clever and your DIY looks great! Posted the bottom photo with a link back to you on truebluemeandyou.

    • gerbermom says

      Yes! That Dollar Store bag made it a cinch. Thanks so much for posting. I’m totally stalking you on Facebook b/c I love your posts! :)

  4. Francesca says

    I swear i’m getting lazier! I love how you can do any kind of colour! I love this one! I’ve made purses before, (once by Knitting one!) but this is pretty cool :)

    • gerbermom says

      A knitted purse sounds very cool! And you could totally make this one with any color or fabric – the options are endless :)

  5. says

    I don’t care if you say ‘no sew’, ‘easy’ or ‘diy’. Whatever you do is always stylish and looks way more than it was to make, no matter how easy it is. What more could a girl want. You’re just fantabulous!

    Anne xx

    • gerbermom says

      Fantabulous is an awesome word – I think I’ll start using that instead of ‘easy’ or ‘no sew’ – that will sell it! :)

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