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Topic: Is it a book? Is it a bag? It's a bookbag!  (Read 3466 times)
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tempermiranda
« on: February 07, 2010 02:32:37 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328805 My recycled tote bag was crafted out of bookbinding scraps. The main part of the bag is pieces of bookcloth sewn together (as well as the handles). The base of the bag is an old hardback case of a book (previously destined for the trash) that still has map details on the inside. The ties used to keep the bookbag closed are plain cotton ties (also scraps). It can be tucked into your purse and opened when a tote bag is needed!

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328806 Inside the bag you can see the map details.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328808 When closed, here is the front of the book. The bag folds up inside and the cloth ties keep it closed on the right side.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328809 A view of the back side when closed. When the bag is open, the cloth ties can be tied flat underneath.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=328807 To get an idea of how much the bag can hold, there are several puzzles and small traveling games inside.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010 02:59:31 PM »

WOW!  Thats the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010 09:13:30 AM »

Thanks! Since I'm new to the site, I'm not allowed to post pictures. But I'm hoping people will still click the links to see it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010 07:29:21 PM »

Very nice! I love how it folds up into a book! And the colors are beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 03:26:03 AM »

That is awesome!!!! I have never seen anything like it. I want one.

And here are pictures, so everyone else can easily see how great this is:
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 10:59:24 AM »

Thanks for posting the pics! 
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