Use Old Books to Make a Handbag

I saw instructions on how to make a handbag out of an old book cover on the net - which intrigues me. You just cut off the cover and then it's lined, fabric sides added and put on a handle! I would line it with contact paper - to make it more resistant to stains, etc. And use a chain to make it a shoulder purse! You could also make other interesting boxes, etc. from the covers. Some of the old ones are so nice, I have bought them just for the covers! A funky evening purse? Thought I would share the idea.


By Pamphyila from L.A., CA

May 28, 20080 found this helpful

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May 28, 20080 found this helpful

Just finished one...large book (physicians desk reference), lot's of mixed media...This shot is opened...also, here is a site that sells them..

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