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Topic: Readers Digest Book= Recycled Hand Bag  (Read 2500 times)
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Bonster4454
« on: January 07, 2008 01:41:44 AM »

Hello,
 This is my first recycled book/hand bag I've made. I'm currently creating two large book/purses. I'll post pictures when I'm done. Comments are always appreciated.
Have a good day, Bon.



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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 01:59:43 AM »

I had seen these for the first time from a vendor at a Handmade Arcade Crafting event in Pittsburgh's Construction Junction.  She used wood handles.  I thought the total idea was very cool.

I am lovin the colors you selected on this bag.  Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 02:10:42 AM »

Fantastic idea!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 04:43:06 AM »

Really nice.  I've done one book purse and have plans to do more (in that ever elusive free time).  I love how yours is put together - very professional looking.

Do you mind sharing how you attached the lining?  I used the ever fabulous E6000, but am always looking for new and improved methods.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 12:42:55 PM »

This one looks bigger than ones i've seen, and bigger bags are always better :-)
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008 01:22:20 PM »

I've been using Aleene's Platinum Bond. It comes in a grey/silverish tube. I'm a little worried the glue won't hold. How has your purse holding up?
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008 01:27:23 PM »

I haven't carried the book purse much - I wasn't happy with my handle choices (someday I'll re-do it).

I also use the E6000 for record album purses though - it has held up well.  This one has had LOTS of abuse and the glue is still good:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183677.msg1914928#msg1914928

The glue is a little hard to use precisely though, which seems more important with all of those open sides showing in the book purses.  So, if anything better comes up I'd be happy to try it!

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008 09:13:14 PM »

Your recycled book bag is wonderful. The colors and lining go so well together. It's truly beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 12:11:14 PM »

I would love to make one of these, did you use a tute?

You did a great job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008 11:33:19 AM »

Great color matching. Is that belt webbing for the handle?
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