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Vintage book clutch purses

After receiving dozens of requests for clutches, I conducted my first customer survey at multiple fine arts and crafts shows to determine exactly how to create these clutches. The winning formula was a book clutch that utilized a magnetic closure and had a removable chain shoulder strap in case you wanted to wear your book purse instead of hold onto it dearly. They also have a pocket inside for your credit card or license. Your vintage book clutch comes with a wide array of magnetic closures to choose from as well as four different styles of chain. You can choose from bright brass, antique brass, nickel silver or gunmetal grey for your chain strap.  I found the most popular magnetic closures were nunu felted flowers, recycled silk tie buttons, vintage button stacks and vintage zipper pins.  All these closures are created by fellow artists like myself, which make these clutches truly one of a kind. I only use vintage books with a super strong spine, as these little boxes get a great deal of use. They can also double as small jewelry or trinket boxes.

It is important to remember that these vintage book purses are old and in found condition. I clean, repair and preserve the book covers but some have minor wear and tear that will still be visible .  All book spines have been triple-reinforced with archival linen book tape, and new book board has been added for longevity.  Leather has been waterproofed, fabric covers have been treated with Scotchgard® and paper litho boards have been triple-coated to prevent water damage. All vintage book purses come with a vintage button as a simple loop closure. Each book purse has either one or two interior pockets for credit cards and  license, depending on the size of the book.  I designed your vintage book purse so that the fabric lining holds all the weight distribution, so you really can use your book purse.

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