Upcycled Book Purse!
* Just a note: There are several ways of getting to the end product, and I will be demonstrating several of those ways at the upcoming Upcycling program this Saturday,
but for now, I only have the pictures I have. If you find a better way, then feel free to modify and do it your way.
One Way of Making a Book
into a Cute Little Purse
Prepping the Cover
Measure the fabric
Pulling the pattern for the wedge pieces
Cutting the wedges
The handle . . .
Use spray adhesive, it makes things go easier
Press ribbon into adhesive
Re-inforce the spine and the ribbon handle holders
Glue the wedge pieces shut --sooo much easier this way!
Hot Glue the wedge fabric to the cover
A second way to glue wedges and liner onto cover . . .
Hot glue the back the clasp between liner and cover
-- those magnets are STRONG.
Finishing off the inside . . .
. . . see, this is where it goes, hot glue that piece in--right here
And that is it!
I liked the rough, worn look of this book.
Although, I have been contemplating adding a big flower to it. To do this, I would just pull apart a silk flower, hot glue it back togethe--without it's bulky center, glue the whole of it to a felt circle and hot glue the circle to the book. hmmm, or an artful collage of bling, flower, and fabric . . .