The BookClutch | Tutorial {Quilting}

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Welcome again, here is the second part of the book clutch tutorial, the covering of the box to make it book-like! For those who followed the first part, you will be glad to know that this part is much easier, and faster. But you still have to pay attention to the matching of the orange and cream sections. 

For this part of the tutorial, you will need 

  • - a wooden box roughly the size of a book
  • - Kona solids fabric in orange and cream
  • - Craft PVA

So you have your book cover done, the next step is to make the sides of the box. Of course, the measurements depend on your box. In terms of width, I fold the panels in two (just by ironing them) so you have to take this into account in your measurements. 

I decided to show each 'corner' of the book by separating the top side, the opening covering and the bottom side covering, You don't have to do this. 

1. Top side including fabric to cover some of the spine;
2. Opening side that need to match the book cover;
3. Bottom side including fabric to cover some of the spine

Similar quilting line on cream section to match the book cover
And this is what you are aiming to get. The fold will be on the side of the box opening. 


You have to match the corners of your box with the different sections you sewed, and your are ready to glue in place. 


Trim the excess fabric at the top so that the book cover lays flat on the box. You may need to leave the box open to make sure you don't glue it shut... 


Wait until the glue is dry, and glue the book cover. And that is it... just really a lot of glueing in place so you don't have unnecessary and awkward stitching everywhere. 

All you need to do now is wait for your fashion blogger friend to style it! 

I hope the tutorial is clear enough or that at least there are enough pictures for you to understand the process I used to make the book clutch. It is time consuming, especially the book cover, but you get a truly unique item in your wardrobe! Again, do not hesitate to contact me if you would like me to make you one. 

If you do make your own, please please let me know and show me pictures! 

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This is ridiculously clever and CUTE! I love it!

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  2. very well done and very innovative Natalie.

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  3. It is wonderful!! Such a brilliant idea!

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  4. This is fabulous...where do you find the time!

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  5. I wish I could be able to do these beautiful creations! I'm going to save the tutorial, maybe one day...Caterina

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  6. This is beautiful! I found this on the Make website and I'm so glad I did. I'll definitely be making this sometime soon and I'm bookmarking this tutorial.

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  7. So cute!! I like the penguin books, too!

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  8. This is seriously the most amazing thing.

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