purse from old book

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • old book
  • fabric
  • trim
  • frog closer
  • vintage brooch
  • glue
  • purse handles
  • ribbon

Q&A with Thread Queen

honeybee design asked:
I made one of these out of a classic book for my 11 year old daughter and didn't cover the printed cover just made the inside and handles. The main problem is that it doesn't hold much like you said. I would suggest a large spine book for sure like the old readers digest books that have 3 stories in them.
Thread Queen answered:
you're right! My favorite one was out of an old webster dictionary. The fatter the better!
brelanda asked:
I love this idea! It is so creative, and I also liked the recycled prospect. You are very inventive!
Thread Queen answered:
Thank you