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« on: February 04, 2012 02:34:37 PM »

I saw a variation of this clutch on a blog. I THINK is was on 'see kate sew', but it was one of those click on one blog then click on a link that sends you to another blog then click on another link that sends you someplace else type mornings, and in the end I was so confused I gave up searching for it.

Last night I found this ugly purse at goodwill, and was reminded of the book clutch! So here is my version. I used:
One ugly purse
One hard cover book
Grey fabric (from my bag of scraps)
Black fabric (from aforementioned scrap bag)
Black lace (curtains from goodwill. Roughly 4 yards for 6 bucks!)
Hot glue gun.

Basically I just hacked the outside of the purse off until I was left with the lining and the clasp. It was blue, so I covered both ends with black fabric to hide the blue on the outside. I removed the pages from the book. I hot glued the fabric and lace to the cover of the book. Then glued the cover to the outside of the lining.

It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it. If I ever make one again, I'll use a thicker book. As is this one is only good for my iPhone, some lipgloss, and some cards in the pocket; which I guess is all I need on date night Smiley

Here is a picture of the book, purse and fabric before

And a picture of the inside of the clutch

Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012 12:48:35 AM »

What a fascinating idea. Thank you. Did you have to cut down the book any to fit the bag closure?

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012 02:28:24 AM »

I love this! I need one of these Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012 10:06:57 AM »

What a fascinating idea. Thank you. Did you have to cut down the book any to fit the bag closure?

No. Once I found the purse I searched for a book as close to the size of the purse as possible. I got lucky Smiley

I love this! I need one of these Cheesy

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