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A purse or clutch for the librarian in you! (Disclaimer: as with a lot of stuff floating around on the interwebs, this idea isn't wholly mine. I saw this ...
1. Find a book with a cover you like.
2. Use a X-acto knife and cut out all the pages of the book. You should now have just the book cover. I know, I know, this part ...
3. Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the book cover, fold the edges in 1/2 inch and iron. (uhh, sorry, I forgot to take a ...
If you are making a clutch, you can skip this step and go onto step 5. If you want a purse, this is the time to dig out ...
Glue the fabric straps to the book (Of course, you don’t do this for the clutch). And also glue the piece from step 4 onto the book. I ...
Get out a large piece of paper, or just tape two together like I have done half-assedly here. Trace the cover of your book on a large piece ...
Measure the width of one side of the book, and draw a line that is that same length about 75 degrees from where you marked the beginning of ...
Now you are going to duplicate the line to the other side by cutting out the line and the fold the paper over width-wise.
Now do the same lengthwise, so you reproduce the triangle on the other side also.
Cut two pieces of this out of the fabric for the lining of the purse.
Take one of the pieces of the fabric, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other, sew the edges of the triangles to the edges of ...
Repeat with the other piece of fabric. Turn one of them inside out, you should now have something that looks like this picture.
Put the right side out piece inside the wrong side out piece, and sew around the top edge. You need leave a hole big enough for you to ...
Put your hand through the hole you left, and turn the whole thing inside out. Stitch down the hole. You should now have something that looks like this. ...
Sew Velcro onto either side of the purse.
The end is near, can you feel it? Glue the insides to the book frame you created earlier. Hopefully, the glue will be dry already from the earlier ...
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