How to Add Metal Trim to your Necessary Clutch Wallet - A Tutorial

2/08/2016 03:49:00 PM

Add Shiny Metal Trim to Handmade Wallets and Clutches For a Professional Look!

Do you want a fresh new look to your NCW - Necessary Clutch Wallet? (Pattern Here)

We have a new collection of shiny metal trim in the shop at Emmaline Bags, and Mel Euhus of Buntings & Things has treated us to a tutorial on how to alter the front flap shape on the sewing pattern so you can add this Curved Metal Trim (Style D), that is found in our hardware shop at 

Mel, founder of the NCW Addicts Facebook group, is not only a great friend - but a WAHM that makes unique, hard to find, sewing projects and sews up gorgeous custom bags and wallets to sell. Please hop by her facebook page to say hi!

I'll link to the 4 styles of metal bag trim found in my shop just below here, and show you how I've used them in my Craftsy class, but if you would like to get right to it and download Mel's tute on how to alter the pattern to add the curved trim OR just learn how to attach the metal trim: 

I've also been able to use the curved trim in my Craftsy class: Mix & Match Clutch Bag Techniques. I go through all of the instructions in the class on how to attach the metal trim, as well as how to alter the pattern so that you can used different styles. 

My customers can have the class at a 50% off discount!

If you would like to try this metal edge trim on the clutches, wallets and bag flaps that you make, you can find the in the bag bling section of my website. 

Thank you so much for helping with the tutorial, Mel!  I hope you all check out her page and have fun with this bright new look on the NCW - Necessary Clutch Wallet!

Thank you!!

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  1. What do you use to secure the bag? I love the metal edge

    1. Hi Sydne! Download the tutorial and it will show you how, but the trim comes with screws to attach! Janelle

  2. very nice collection of handbags

    buy online hand-bags for women at

  3. If we want to add the metal trim, do we omit the border piece from the NCW?


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