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« on: April 25, 2011 10:44:37 AM »

I really want to make a book purse, but every time i  buy *just the right book* from a thrift store, i can't bring myself to cut it up!!!

SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME SOME WILLPOWER!
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011 02:09:13 PM »

WILLLLLPPOWWWEEERRR!!! there....shew!
If it makes you feel any better I got a catalog from some fancy schmancy furniture store and
they were selling (I kid you not) small bundles of paperback books that they had ripped the covers off of and bundled with little bits of twine as "artful" accessories.
The crazy thing was that they were about $15. All I could think was ...REALLY?!?!
Go on and do your book purse, it will be lovely and a far better honor to the book  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011 07:17:41 PM »

How does one make a book purse? I have a ton of old textbooks from when I was in college that are useless now. They're so out of date that the school won't but them back.
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Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011 01:53:47 AM »

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Book-Purse

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011 06:16:37 AM »

Thank you so much!  Kiss
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Completely rainbow obsessed SAHM to 3 & hoping to add #4 to our family this fall!

Have old jeans, pillowcases, or t-shirts? I'll take them! I'm also always looking for the sleeves to women's long sleeved shirts!

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011 10:26:18 AM »


If it makes you feel any better I got a catalog from some fancy schmancy furniture store and
they were selling (I kid you not) small bundles of paperback books that they had ripped the covers off of and bundled with little bits of twine as "artful" accessories.
The crazy thing was that they were about $15. All I could think was ...REALLY?!?!
Go on and do your book purse, it will be lovely and a far better honor to the book  Smiley

Ouch!  That hurts me so much!  I keep collecting free ripped books so I can cut them up, but even though they are un-readable, I still have a hard time making the commitment to cutting into them.  So, I feel your pain!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011 09:34:46 PM »

If it makes you feel any better I got a catalog from some fancy schmancy furniture store and
they were selling (I kid you not) small bundles of paperback books that they had ripped the covers off of and bundled with little bits of twine as "artful" accessories.
The crazy thing was that they were about $15. All I could think was ...REALLY?!?!

Books that don't sell, don't go back to the publisher. They have the covers ripped off, and then they usually go into a dumpster, which is sad. It's a bonus if they make it into recycling, but sometimes publishers ban that, because someone might possibly "rescue" them. Sometimes they're just shredded. Instead of doing that, it looks as though they're being "recycled," after a fashion, into such a decoration. They probably can't be sold *as* books, but can be bundled up and sold as art. I like to look at them as surprise literature - stuff I'd likely NEVER pick up in ANY store, but you find the most interesting books that way. Set decorators will also buy books "by the yard" in a similar manner, because you need to decorate X number of feet of shelving, and it's in the background, so it doesn't really matter just so long as it's got an intact spine that "looks" like a book. (PS: Restoration Hardware isn't really hardware, anymore, though it does have some "restored" items Smiley
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