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purse from old book

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Whimsical
Thread Queen on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? old book, fabric, trim, frog closer, vintage brooch, glue, purse handles, ribbon

Thread Queen on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? like to turn "trash" int treasure

Thread Queen on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? be patient - the fatter the book, the more the purse will hold. Several coats of verathane on book cover helps protect it.

Thread Queen on craftsy.com

As RRG asked, can you provide instructions on how to make this? It is adorable!

01/15/2012 Flag

I will work on instructions... I have made lots of them now, and worked out all the kinks. Be prepared to spend a little time - but very rewarding in the end.

01/15/2012 Flag

Very becoming and tricky, too. Looking forward to the step by step instructions. MeliCan2

01/15/2012 Flag

very cool...have tons of old reader's digest condensed books!

01/16/2012 Flag

Made one of these a few years ago. It was fun and had a lot of compliments on it. Love the colors on yours.

01/16/2012 Flag