Wristlet Strap Sewing Tutorial

Having a wristlet strap on your clutch bag gives you something to grab onto and offers a bit of added security so you have less chance of losing your clutch bag while you’re out.

Adding a detachable strap to framed clutch is easy to do using a simple swivel hook, plus the metal hardware always adds a professional look to your clutch bag.


Materials :

  • One piece of pattern fabric 3 x 16 inch, this will give you a finished strap of 3/4 inch wide by 7 1/2 inch long. ( You can adjust these measurements as needed )
  • One 3/4 inch swivel hook


Detachable Wristlet Strap Sewing Tutorial


1) Cut a piece of patterned fabric for bag strap, it is 3 inch wide x 16 inch long, that will give your strap 3/4 inch wide, and fit the ring of swivel hook.

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2) Fold the bag strap in half lengthwise, with the wrong sides together, and press to make a crease.

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3) Open the strap with the wrong side facing you, fold in each side of the strap 3/4 inch, and press.

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4) Fold in half again along the first crease, and press.

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5) Fold entire strap in half once again, meeting folded edges together and press. Now the strap is folded with four layers of fabric, you won’t need interfacing and it makes a nice sturdy strap.

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6) Take the strap and slide a swivel hook on it, fold in half.

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7) Open out the ends of the strap and with right sides together, align them and draw a line in the edge, using a 1⁄4 inch seam allowance

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8) Sew the two ends together, and press the seam open.

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9) Refold the strap, topstitch along open edge, moving the swivel hook out of the way as you go, going all the way around the loop.

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10) Repeat this on the other side, topstitching the folded edge.

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11) Position your seam over swivel hook, fold the strap in half. Topstitch across the strap about 1/2 inch from swivel hook to keep it from sliding around.

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 Easy Peasy, that's it for your wristlet strap.

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Here's a look of the wristlet strap on the framed clutch :

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