If you stopped by the blog last week, you saw a feature on Twelve South’s BookBook line for Apple products. This week’s feature is a great ‘bookish’ project that will make women and the men in their lives happy. Starting with the men, how many times have you heard, “Can you hold my purse?” What women don’t understand is that a man in this situation gets statements from other people, such as, “Wow that really works with your outfit” or “That purse goes really good with your eyes.” I’m now going to introduce a solution for all problems, a purse disguised as a book! Now instead of feeling as if all masculinity has been taken from you, you can feel sophisticated.
Kate, who is a stay at home mother and also author of the blog See Kate Sew came up with the idea of converting an old book and an old clutch into a new book clutch. This clutch is perfect for the book lover who is also on the go and doesn’t need a large bag. This clutch will hold keys, a cellphone and some credit cards or cash perfectly. I think the design and idea speaks for itself on why women book lovers will snatch this idea up.
- Search the thrift stores for metal framed purses and books that are about the same size (metal frame and book need to match in size, at least along the spine.
- “Gut the book” Cut all pages out of the middle of the book, just leaving the front and back cover.
- Cut the metal frame out of the purse leaving just enough fabric to glue to the inside of the book.
- Glue the metal frame of the purse to the inside of the book using heavy duty glue, making sure the opening of the purse opens with the book.
For more information on the project or the person who invented the book clutch, please visit http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2011/01/cwts-reveal-book-clutch-how-to.html