I've said before that I'd love to share something easy for my DIYs here in my blog. However, this one isn't something that you might consider easy because this requires a lot of patience. I am somebody who needs to attend more workshop about patience, so I gave this one a shot. Moreover, this DIY is for all the book lovers out there and I happen to be one, so being able to accomplish this project is a real dose of happiness for me.
If you adore books and fashion, well here's a DIY for you!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- A book cover
(You will need something from a book that is thick and hardbound. You don't have to buy something new, an old one will do and please don't throw the book once you are done with your project,read it! :)
(Look for a zipper that has a similar/somewhat similar length to the book you will be using. It would be best if you can find a zipper that will get along with the color of your fabric.)
(You can actually choose any fabric that you like but I would suggest to choose something that is lightweight because we will be using fabric glue which makes it easier to stick. You are also very much free to choose whatever print you like or if you want it plain.)
-Needle & Thread
(Use a thread that will go together with the color of your fabric. In my case, I used a black thread.)
Using a cutter, separate the book pages from it's cover. Be careful with this one for you not to hurt yourself. You may ask someone to help you with this if you find this step hard. But, seriously it's not that difficult to separate the two.
Once you have your book cover with you, cover it with the fabric of your choice using a fabric glue. Of course, you need to measure the size of your book cover so you'll know how much fabric do you need to cover it. And please do not throw away the book itself, you may keep it with you and read it :)
Also, if you feel like the book cover isn't hard enough, you may glue a thick cardboard on top of it before covering the whole thing with a fabric. That will make the book cover more durable.
Measure a piece of fabric with the same length as the sides of your book cover. That includes all the sides of it. Cut it into 4 inches wide then divide it into two, which is 2 inches each.
Attach you fabric and your zipper together by sewing them. You may use a sewing machine, but in my case, I hand sew them. My zipper isn't long enough to cover all sides of my book cover, so I have to take two pieces of fabric with the size of 2x3 inches to compensate the space on both sides. (see first photo below) You don't have to do it if your zipper is long enough to cover the other ends of your book cover. You may proceed to the next step if that's your case.
Once you are done sewing all the fabrics that you need, you may start gluing them on both sides of your book cover. The last step is for you to cover the inside of your book clutch to cover the fabrics that you have glued in it. That is to make the inside of your clutch appear more neat.
You may use a fabric to cover the inside of your clutch, or anything else. For my clutch, I use a page from the book that I used. It is a picture of a yacht in a vast ocean and I just love it! (see second photo below)
Viola! You may now use your very own book clutch!
I hope you love this project. Let me know what you think about this on the comment section below. Thanks for reading!