Instructions for Making Duct Tape Chain-Link Clutch (Purse)

Duct Tape Clutch from Joann.comOver the past few days we have received many requests from Jo-Ann shoppers asking if we had instructions for making the colorful chain-link purse or clutch referenced in a recent Jo-Ann sales flyer.  This clutch, made with Duck® brand duct tape, is mentioned in Jo-Ann’s July 11, 2010 edition under the Just Ask Jo-Ann Ideas section and is pictured on the left.

I verified that this article pointed readers to a link at that, as many of our readers noted, is not functioning properly. Since we had so many requests for instructions to make this duct tape chain-link purse, I did some research and ended up contacting’s Customer Service Department on Thursday (7/15). This afternoon I received a helpful reply from Frances who also sent me the following instructions for making’s duct tape chain-link clutch (click link to view and print or download this 2-page, 1.4MB .pdf document).

I hope you enjoy these free directions to making your own duct tape clutch from Jo-Ann. Feel free to share this page with your friends and offer your own tips in our comments section below. I appreciate making this file available to me.


  1. Geneva on July 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I could not get the instructions for makeing hair pins sparkle with style on the internet. I would like to make these hair pins.

  2. J.L. Hernandez on July 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I also could not get the instructions for the hair pins.

  3. Mike Allen on July 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Geneva and J.L. Hernandez — You can view all the July 2010 Flyer Projects here. I’m not sure which specific hair pins you were looking for but there are several hair crafts on the page referred to above. Also on the page, in the left column, are links to Jo-Ann’s other monthly flyer projects so you can check them out also. I hope this helps. Thank you for visiting the Shopping-Bargains Blog!

  4. Mike Allen on July 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Several readers have also asked us about instructions for the computer briefcase or laptop bag from You can download the Jo-Ann Laptop Bag instructions here. Please note that on the page referenced in the link above is a photo of the laptop bag — below that photo is a link to download the project as a pdf file or you can download it here.

  5. Tyson on September 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Anybody got advice on the bottom? The instructions for the hardest part (IMO) are the least clear and there aren’t pictures of that step DX

  6. Petra Yundger on January 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I can’t find anywhere to get instructions on this chain-link purse and now the page doesn’t even exist. You’ll be happy to know I’m never using his site again.

  7. Mike Allen on April 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Hello Petra – My apologies on the slow response. We found the chain-link purse instructions and fixed the link above. Thank you for making us aware that it had broken.

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