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« on: June 22, 2007 12:15:55 AM »

ok first you need a book. I chose Illusions cause i've had it forever and never got around to reading it and i know i wont


ok you need to rip the pages out that you will be using


i chose to fold it in fours (sorry if you cant really make out the pic i used the flash)


i line the folded pages up and put a piece of tape at the bottom of each page so it easier it weave the paper through it


then i start weaving the pages together


there will be extra pieces of paper that aren't covered when you are done weaving the pages just cut off the extra pieces


cover the whole side with tape.


turn it over and tape the back too.


cut the extra tape off. then i cut four more pieces of tape and put it on the edge of one side and tape it to the back so it covers the edges.


repeat those steps until you have all five sides of the purse don't forget to make two of the sides and the bottom smaller then the other two sides.

when you are done with that line the seames up like this.


tape the seames together


then use clear tape on the seams on the other side

then fold up and start taping it together. if one or two sides are taller the the other wait until you are don't taping then cut it till they are even.


when done with that i decided to make the handle out of the pages too i just took two pages and folded them and taped them together. and i taped it to the inside and outside of the purse


the end result




im sorry if i didn't do a good job at the tutorial this was my first one
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007 01:36:54 AM »

Gorgeous, well done!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007 01:52:32 AM »

Great work my friend you are very good with tutorials.......... thanks for sharing with us..... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007 06:14:08 AM »

Gasp!  It's awesome!  Thank you so much for posting the tutorial, I've been meaning to make a purse like that.

Do you know how to make one with a zigzag edge, like this?  http://www.globalcrafts.org/catalog/images/PB170003.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007 01:17:58 PM »

thank you...i dont really know how to make that purse i would guess that you would have to do everything on an angle.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 07:07:10 PM »

What fun!  And your tutorial made perfect sense.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007 11:54:56 AM »

Very cool!  It looks sturdy & very well made.  Thanks for the well-done tutorial, too!  I've been making purses out of hardcover books, and I've been loathe to throw away the pages.  Now I know what to make out of all those stories!
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007 02:02:40 PM »

thank you i think that it very cool that you make purses out of books i've been wanting to try that
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