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wannabesupercrafty
« on: January 27, 2005 09:33:24 PM »

first of all let me express my apologies to the authors of Prentice Hall America: Pathways to the Present that i felt that it their textbook served more purpose as a pillowtop.  Roll Eyes

-start with a textbook (or large hardback book)
-create a paper bag cover, 4th grade style
-cut out a piece of cardboard the size of the front of the book
-cut out a piece of fabric (mine was a ridiculous pink 60's floral.. mainly because this was a trial run) a bit larger than the piece of cardboard
-hot glue (unless you have a better glue/material to use instead) the bottom part of the fabric to the cardboard, then one of the sides, making nice corners
-fill with cotton batting (but just the loose kind, not the kind for quilts)
-pull the fabric tight and hot glue the 3rd side
-fill in any sparse spots with the batting
-pull the fabric tight and glue the 4th side
-now just hot glue this little creation to the front side of your book cover and voil!

sleeping in class will never be the same again


the possible problems?
-maybe like colored duct tape or something to seal the edges as right now they are bad eyesores.

-my rough handling of my textbooks as they are transported to locker, home, class, locker, home, class over and over again.
-oh and of course getting caught sleeping in class

suggestions? ways to improve it? i'm open to anything and everything. Cool

oh, btw if i were to do this again, after making the paperbag cover, i would tape (or do something) so that the pillowtop would not lift up the upper part of the cover -- if that made any sense

sorry if i posted this in the wrong area, i couldn't really think of where to put it.  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005 09:40:31 PM »

That is such a cute idea! Genius!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2005 09:43:14 PM »

...haha, it came to me in a dream, while sleeping in history class. jk, i wish, that would be funny.  Wink i did come up with the idea sort of as a threat in my history class though because it is ridiculously boring.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005 11:24:49 PM »

I would venture to say that you are a genius! You need to market these. I can think of a million and one times in my life I wish I had had one.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2005 12:05:05 AM »

so my friends, who are like the most brilliant people i know, came up with an idea to improve this. they said forget about attaching it to the cover, just make it on the cardboard and attach elastic straps to the back, that way it's easily removable and versatile. we shall see. this may become my friend's presents for the next few birthdays.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2005 12:08:05 AM »

this may become my friend's presents for the next few birthdays.  Cheesy

So, um, not to be overly blunt or anything, but... wanna be freinds? Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2005 12:11:54 AM »

haha, of course i'll be friends with you! Grin ...
but really its VERY simple to make. i made one, that in and of itself is a testament to how easy this little project is.   Tongue if i can do it, anyone can!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005 12:59:59 AM »

love your idea.

so my friends, who are like the most brilliant people i know, came up with an idea to improve this. they said forget about attaching it to the cover, just make it on the cardboard and attach elastic straps to the back, that way it's easily removable and versatile. we shall see. this may become my friend's presents for the next few birthdays.  Cheesy

that's so funny. just ditch the whole pretext of a schoolbook and get comfy.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2005 07:08:17 AM »

Heh. Awesome. School books are getting their long awaited suffering finally. *cackle*
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2005 07:18:24 AM »

i just love this! i'm switching to new classes this week for the new semester and this will be the perfect way to show my new teachers how much i appreciate their class!
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