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|
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!