Make this No-sew Floral DIY Clutch Bag using Dollar Store materials in less time than it takes to boil an egg. It’s the perfect Spring accessory for all of your outfits – an easy and inexpensive seasonal craft! diy clutch bag pin

I’m not one of those girls who changes her purse with every outfit – Half the time I’m lucky to get out the door at all! But, I do love changing things up with a statement clutch bag now and then, particularly in animal print or a fun, bright floral. This lined DIY clutch bag is not only perfect for such an occasion, but it also costs about $5 to make, and is a ridiculously easy project, without any sewing!

floral diy clutch purse

Before I get to the tutorial, be sure to check out the other Spring My Dollar Store DIYs from my friends – scroll down to check out all the cuteness!

Now, onto the tutorial!


Make a DIY Clutch Bag for Spring in 10 Minutes or Less


no sew envelope clutch

  • A lined, cloth placemat
  • An old cereal box or a 12″x12″ piece of heavy cardstock
  • A hot glue gun and glue
  • A silk flower in a coordinating color
  • Rick Rack trim(optional)
  • An iron
  • Scissors



placemat clutch diy

1 Turn your placemat vertically, then fold your placemat into three sections, leaving a slightly shorter part on top. Press the seams, leaving a sharp crease.
no sew placemat clutch
2 Cut the bottom inside seam on one side of the placemat from the bottom fold line to the centerfold.
no sew clutch
3 To give the purse stability, measure, cut, and insert a piece of the cereal box into the slit, filling the entire pocket.
no sew clutch purse
4 Cut four 1/4″ strips of the cardboard the length of the bottom two-fold sections and glue to the edges using hot glue.
diy envelope clutch
5 Glue the bottom fold to the center,  smoothing to secure the seams.
diy fabric clutch purse
6 Fold the loose flap over the pouch. Press again. Use hot-glue to adhere to your flower and rick rack, if desired.

And that’s all there is to it!


womens clutch bag

The pattern in this DIY clutch bag reminds me of a warm, spring day and goes with so many outfits, both casual and dressy. I especially love to pair it with stripes. It’s destined to become a staple in my wardrobe. Even better,  this DIY clutch bag will make for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift!

SUGGESTED: Seasonal Crafts Tutorials for All Seasons and Holidays of the Year! 


diy clutch purse no sew

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  1. Cecilia on February 28, 2019 at 9:40 am

    How cute and what a great tutorial! Happy to be joining you for the dollar store challenge today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Heather on February 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Wow! This technique is awesome! I’ve made a bunch of DIY bags but never without sewing! Will totally try this!

  3. Sarah on February 28, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    This is beautiful, what a fun way to use a placemat.

  4. Cindy on March 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Did I miss a step? How does it stay closed? Very cute and creative idea.

    • Kim on March 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      You did not! The flap comes down far enough that I didn’t see the need to add closure, but you could certainly add one!

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