DIY Zipper Book Clutch

Find an old book and make this book clutch!
Recently, I’ve been in a need for a last minute DIY gift idea. I was looking for chic looking, inventive and interesting handmade purses. I must admit my sewing skills are at intermediate level so I needed to go for something essential and straightforward.

I was inspired by a fashion lover - Katie from See Kate Sew. She sewed a completely unexpected craft DIY Zipper Book Clutch. The project immediately caught my eye as it requires only a few basic products and it’s easy to recreate. You can use vintage or modern book covers to make a perfect gift. I know some bookworms may not be entirely delighted about the idea of destroying a book so they can always choose Tiny Coin Purse

Anyway, we’re waiting for your versions of book clutches. Let us know about them on our fan page.

A neat tutorial of DIY Zipper Book Clutch can be found here


What you need:


  • Thick metal zipper, 20-24″
  • Brush for glue
  • X-acto knife
  • Ruler
  • e6000 glue (open your windows or buy the fume-free kind)

Supplies / ingredients:

  • One old hardcover book, about 8.5″ by 5″ with a 1″ to 1.25″ spine is the size I am using
  • Heat n bond (red package)
  • Fabric, scraps or 1/4 yard
  • Archival glue, (pva is great!)





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