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Topic: My best book purse so far (only done 2!)  (Read 3682 times)
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« on: January 12, 2006 10:47:17 AM »

I made this one for a 13yo girl, she really liked it:

close up of the front (it hooks with a snap, then I sewed the zebra button over it for a better look, besides I LOVE that zebra!)

shot of whole purse hanging:

shot of interior (had a few problems with this)

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006 10:54:16 AM »

SO cute. Love it. I like the little zebra button, and the zebra lining -- it sort of holds the whole theme together.

Organize, de-clutter, cle-- OH! Shiny!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006 11:08:32 AM »

I just love this idea, and your zebra purse is so neat!

Do you use a worn-out book, or buy for the intent of ripping the guts out?  So curious... Tutorial?  I'd love to make myself a wallet like that.

Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006 02:53:55 PM »

Thanks!  I actually went to a garage sale and found a bunch of books with nice covers and then cut out the "guts".  I just followed the tutorial at http://www.rudehouse.com/Arystocrafts/craft_pages/purses.html

I made a couple of adjustments, like measuring carefully and sewing, THEN glueing it together.  She said to glue, then handsew.  That didn't work well with me!  It was a mess.  So I measured really REALLY carefully, machine sewed, then glued.  It seems to work well.

« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006 04:35:06 PM »

Thanks for the link... I really want to try this now!  It looks fun.  I'll just have to breathe deep and think happy thoughts when I take the book apart.  (Books are friends, not fodder.)   Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006 04:54:37 PM »

That is so cute! I love the whole zebra thing you've got going on!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006 05:05:07 PM »

Wow, i love it!  Very cool and I love the whole theme of the bag Grin

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2006 07:00:01 AM »

Aww, thanks guys!  I feel all warm and fuzzy now!LOL 

I really fell in love with the zebra material and buttons.  Then the handle is black and white ribbon, but it's a really heavy ribbon. 

I have a Dracula full color front book that I'm going to make also.  Hopefully my sister doesn't visit here!LOL  I bought black material with black embossed bats AND black lace with red bats.  I can't decide yet how I want to do that one, but it should be cool.

« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2006 12:11:37 AM »

You're creation is so amazing! It brings me back to the eighties & the magazine purses, but who thought we could make them! So i tried to follow that link, but i didn't see a tutorial! Can you give me any more hints, links or whatever? i am learning crafty, but i am way a beginner, so i am not winging it so much, yet.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2006 08:15:54 PM »

loved the way you tied it all together with the button and lining! Great job

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