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The handbag patterns are not available for the metal clutch frames, so you have to draft your own pattern for the clutch frame shape.

In the beginning to draft your pattern, you must choose a metal frame. In our shop, you can find lots of collections of the clutch frame for DIY projects. This hinged hardware come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors and styles.

The size of the frame determines the size of the bag.

  • Small frame ( 3 – 5 inch ) : the right size for coin purses 

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  • Medium Frame ( 6 – 7 inch ) : the ideal size for wallets

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  • Large Frames (8 – 10 inch) : perfect size for clutch bags and purses

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The metal frame is the basic of the design of your clutch bag, and the design concept needs to have width, height and depth to create a style.

Here is three patterns in different size, they come from small, medium and large metal frames

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The size of the frame determines the width of the bag; height and depth can be whatever dimensions you want. Take your frame and draw around the outer perimeter, don’t forget to mark the points where the hinges stop.

To create the depth, you have to add a gusset on each side in bottom. Extend the baseline outward on either side of center to half of the finished depth measurement and join to the top edge with a straight line.

Now, the pattern is wider than the right angles of the frame. The wider the angle the more deeper your purse will be.


After the clutch pattern created, it is time to make your own first frame purse. Here is a coin purse making tutorial shared with you in our blog.

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