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« on: February 01, 2011 02:05:39 PM »

Ok, so it's not *quite* a purse, bag, or wallet, but what the heck?  I made a book cosy for a friend of mine who loves certain kinds of books but doesn't necessarily want to be caught reading them (Ahem, Sookie Stackhouse series).  She also likes octopi.  So I made her this book cosy out of a couple of old t-shirts.



I loved this shirt, but it was too small.  Here are another couple of shots:





To do this, I adapted a tutorial which can be found here: http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2006/09/17/patchwork-notebook-cover-tutorial/

Instead of using a notebook, I used a thin book whose dimensions would be flexible enough to work with thicker books (trust me, do the measurements with a thin book, otherwise the spine will drive you mad!).

The closure is made of braided craft yarn.  The button was a spare from another shirt.

Hooray for cosy books on snowy days!
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lydiaharper
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 03:49:27 PM »

Love it. I need to make one (or 3! ;] ) of these! 

Lydia
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011 12:14:36 PM »

 This was a project after my own heart! My sister got me the Stackhouse books for Christmas before last. At first I hated them but kept reading because she got me about nine of them. Now I love them and have made so much fun of them, they really are silly, that I can't be caught reading them! I will be trying out this tut to save my pride. I also love octopus. You did a great job on this and I am so jealous. Your friend is very lucky!
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Melby
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011 02:29:09 AM »

This is so cute! I totally need to make a few - different size books and all that; not for hiding books (I'd never be ashamed of anything I read, or read anything I'd be ashamed of) but for protecting them!! Traveling with books is hard on them, they can get damaged so easily. So this is fabulous!
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