DIY – book clutch
|BOOK CLUTCH – Emily Dickinson|
Since I first saw a picture of someone carrying a clutch by Olympia Le-Tan, I allways wanted to do one of my own because for a bookworm as me, I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than combining a bag with a book 😉
So I finally started doing my own and thought of sharing it with you.
What you need:
– a book (but don’t choose your favorite book, so you will not feel sad while destroying it – I took one by Karl May, a famous german writer, whose book was just covered with dust)
– a cutter knife
– needle and yarn
– some fabric
– a pearl
– the carabiner closing of a necklace
At first you have to glue the pages of your book and wait until they are dry. Then you mark the quad, you want to cut out to put your things into, on the first page and use the cutter knife to pull out the paper inside your mark.
This is kind of difficult and takes a lot of time –
The excresent fabric you can turn to the inside and glue it as well!
After that you wait again, so that everything is dry and the fabric perfectly adapted the pages.
Now you work on the closing of your clutch. Therefore I used a wondeful pearl, where I fixed a eyelet.
You have to sew the pearl with the eyelet through the pages. Afterwards you sew the carabiner closing on the first page of the book, so that it fits exactly into the eyelet of the pearl.
Now you just have to decorate the book cover, if you like to ( I only added some rhinestones)
– and your own Olympia Le-Tan BOOK CLUTCH is ready to go out!
So I hope you liked the tutorial and will soon create your own book clutch – I can recommend it 🙂