I was reminded during a Cool2Craft show recently about recycling old books. Watching PBS a few years ago, I saw a show where someone turned a old, hardback book into a purse! Of course *I* had to try it. Because every time I see someone make something I've never made, I have to try it! I found the ONLY hardback book I had in the house, gutted it & started! Fold & tuck your fave fab fabric & either hot glue (like I did) or use Aleene's® Tacky Glue® on the inside. I found a tutorial here. The only thing missing from my attempt at a book purse was a clasp. Mine kept flopping open. Next time I made one, I will be using some sort of clasp!
Here's my first attempt!
To decorate the front, I used a celtic stencil & used a silver sharpie!Seeing these old photos, I'm going to have to attempt again!
Happy crafting (and reading!)