How to add a Closure for Handmade Purses

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Things You'll Need

  • Iron-on adhesive velcro

  • Scissors

  • Iron

  • Scrap fabric

  • Purse

  • Magnetic closure

  • No-fray

  • Button

  • Needle

  • Thread

  • Ribbon

How to add a Closure for Handmade Purses. The final step in making your homemade purse is making sure your items stay safely inside the bag. The type of closure you need depends on the style of purse. Make your own closure out of a button and some ribbon or buy closures to attach to your purse.


Use a Velcro Closure

Step 1

Buy iron-on adhesive velcro to sew onto the edge of each bag. Make sure it is adhesive and made for fabric.

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Step 2

Cut a piece of velcro about 2 inches long. Round the edges of the velcro piece by trimming them with a scissors.

Step 3

Remove the adhesive on both sides of the velcro and put it onto your purse. Carefully pull the velcro apart, and put a scrap piece of fabric between the two velcro layers.

Step 4

Lay the purse flat on a hard surface, and press the velcro and purse with a hot iron for about a minute.


Add Alternative Closures

Step 1

Attach a magnetic closure made for purses. The two-piece closure is easily attached to the purse.

Step 2

Cut a small slit legnth wise on one side of the purse. Seal the edges of the slit with no-fray sewing sealant. Sew a button on the opposite inside of the purse, and slide the button through the hole to close your purse.


Step 3

Sew a loop of ribbon to one side and a button to the other side. Glue or sew the ribbon to the inside of the purse, and sew the button to the opposite side.


Make sure the iron isn't too hot to ruin the fabric of your purse. Keep the scrap piece between the velcro to avoid having it stick together permanently.


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