I'm obsessed with book clutches... well, I should be, right? novelstyle? not really original!. I thought about getting the Kate Spade's book clutch as a wedding day handbag... but it is kind of pricey and it was out of stock. (note: Kate Spade, I adore your stuff, but for real...everything I wanted was out of stock in both dc and ny stores, not cute!). Going back to the clutch... I decided I could make it!. I googled it...and realized I was not alone in this DIY project. I found a lot of terrible explanations and one that was really good, done by runwaydiy.com. There you can find how to do it... I will just show you the steps I changed.
|Olympia Le-Tan book clutch|
First I had to pick a book. It seems easy, but it is not! It had to be a book I had read and loved. It had to be big enough to fit my essential stuff. It had to be a hard cover book with a beautiful cover. After walking around Barnes and Noble for a while, measuring books, checking their weight and if they were big enough to fit my cellphone....yes, people thought I was crazy. yes, I felt really stupid and yes, it is difficult to find a book you know you will destroy. I picked this beautiful Jane Eyre hardcover edition in black and silver...
Just cause it is faster and makes the clutch a little bit bigger, I cutted around the text. Also... I was trying to save the book, but after the first chapters... it is impossible!. I found some safe books at the Spy Museum in DC, but they only had The Lord of the Rings and an English Dictionary... not really cute to use as a clutch, unless u r a Tolkien or Grammar fan... then I will recommend u to get them already done because...
This is the worst part. The first time I read Jane Eyre, it took me just 3 days. Well...this definitely took me more!!!. I wanted to give up, I cursed the stores for not having the clutch and even considered selling it for the same price as the Kate Spade one... but I continued working...
Yaaaayyyy!!! I finished!!! Well, almost!.. I decided to put a ribbon instead of a clasp. So I glued it in the middle of each side and used the first and last page to hide it. I let it dry... and then:
Done!!! So exciting! The work was completely worth it! Mostly cause I saved around 280dls and it looks beautiful :)
I really like the girlish touch the bow gives to the clutch. It may be annoying to tie it every time I open it, but I think it looks cute and perfect to be my wedding handbag.
I also added some stick on jewels.
And it fits a lot of stuff!!
Hope you like my new book clutch!
I know I love it :)
Estoy obsesionada con las carteras que parecen libros... lo cual no es muy original, considerando que mi blog se llama novelstyle!. Pensé en comprarme un sobre en Kate Spade, pero, ademas de ser bastante caros...no tenían stock en los negocios a los que fui. Por lo que decidí hacerlo yo! Busque si había algún DIY en internet, y si! Encontré uno muy bueno en runwaydiy.com. Ahí pueden encontrar una muy buena descripción de cada paso a paso. Yo les muestro un par de fotos de mi proceso y de algunas cosas que modifique. Espero que les guste!! A mi me encanta como me quedo, fue bastante trabajo...pero valió la pena! :) Beso!