Since my YouTube channel just celebrated its 11th birthday, I decided that there was no better way to celebrate than with a Hogwarts Letter DIY. But because there are plenty of replicas out there of the wizarding school acceptance letter, I wanted to create something I would actually use that is inspired by that coveted piece of mail so many readers wish they could receive when they turn eleven.

Watch this video to learn how to make your own Hogwarts Letter purse!


One thing that I really love about this project is that there are so many ways you could customize it in order to make it work for you. You could leave out the strap, change the size, and even add some padding to make it into a pencil case or even a laptop sleeve! I’m so excited to see what all of you come up with.

To download the pattern for free, click here. You’ll need to print it out, cut out the pieces, then tape an extra 10.5″ x 7.25″ paper rectangle to the rounded triangle shape as shown in the video above.

Hogwarts Letter Purse with Felt Wax Seal

Here is a list of the materials you’ll need to make this project:

– I used a few different kinds of scissors! Paper scissors, fabric scissors, and small detail scissors. Feel free to use whatever you’re most comfortable with!
Craft knife or blade
Cutting mat
Scotch tape
Printer paper
A ruler
– A pencil
Off-white vinyl or faux leather
Cotton fabric to use as a lining
– I used clothespins, but I would recommend using these clips if you don’t have any.
Hand sewing needles
Thread (white and red)
Sewing machine is optional but helpful
Magnetic purse clasps
Fray check
Stiffened red felt
Tacky glue or similar

Inside of Hogwarts Letter Purse with Cotton Galaxy Lining

If you’re new to hand-sewing, here are some more detailed tutorials for the stitches I used:
Backstitch if you don’t have a sewing machine.
Whipstitch to sew the felt wax seal to the envelope.

In the comments below, tell me which Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into! If you liked this video, consider subscribing to my YouTube channel so you’ll be notified when I post a new one!

I’d love to see photos of your finished Hogwarts Letter wristlets on social media! Tag me @laurenfairwx on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

And if you’re as into Pinterest as I am, here is a graphic you could use to pin this project if you’re hoping to save it for later!

Make a DIY Hogwarts Letter envelope clutch inspired by the Harry Potter series!

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you use them to buy any of the materials to make this project, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me to fund future projects and videos like this! 

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