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« on: July 02, 2005 10:48:37 AM »

materials:
Book, "Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire" given as a present from friend's mom who was curious to see what kind of purse the book would turn into! It was being sold at a garage sale.
Hankerchief, from the Dollar store
fabric scraps.


Opening it!

the Liner.

and this is what it looks like!!

the 'jordy' part of it is sewed by machine to the book. 

it's sneaky! no self-respecting purse snatcher would grab this innocent looking book!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 07:35:18 AM »

Please forgive, but I can't quite make out what's what in those photos.
It LOOKs like you must've slit the spine of the book for the opening, and I'm confused about the Jordy bag insertion.
So sorry. I'm trying to wrap my mind around it and just not getting anywhere. Must be out of RAM, I guess... Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 08:44:03 AM »

hehe that's ok.  didn't split the spine of the book though.

what i did, is made a very very simple jordy bag. without a flap. than i took the gutted book cover, and matched the inside spine of the book up to the top edge of the jordy, where presumably a flap would be. than i sewed (vry carefully) the spine to the edge of the jordy part. so the open part of the jordy is directly underneath the spine, so when you lift up the front cover of the book, you can see in the purse.  the back cover of the book supposts the backside of the jordy, and the purse straps come out from the spine.  in the middle picture, the front book cover has been flipped over. 

imagine a thick textbook open to the first page. and the body of the text book is only attached to the back cover. the body of the textbook is the jordy, with the opening at the spine. the front cover of the textbook is the flap.
I hope this makes sense!
hmm.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 10:47:03 AM »

oooooo, very nice variation of the book clutch that a lot of people have been making!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005 10:48:50 AM »

OK! I got it NOW!!!!!! You explained it perfectly...I think it was that second picture that threw me off.

And this way to make a book purse would provide for a LOT more purse space.
THANKS!
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005 10:01:55 AM »

awesome! I'm happy you liked it!
yeah, and the reason I  did it this way was because I didn't have any super glue! haha
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