These old album sleeves can be used to create a fun bag. This guide is about making a record album cover purse.
Here's a fun project. I got some cheesy record album covers from a thrift shop for 50 cents each, some vinyl, plastic tubing and grommets and made this record album cover shoulder bag.
By Stella from Manchester, WA
This is my version of a record sleeve purse! I used clear vinyl with pleather background. The pleather (vinyl) is easy to use since the edges can be left raw (like polar fleece). This is completely sewn by machine, with a sharp needle and nylon thread.
By Starchild from Lamoille County, VT
I would like to make a totebag for my daughter-in-law out of an old Doors Album cover. I would prefer to use a cover and cloth stitched method over the grommet constructed method but would be appreciative of any tutorials or directions for either style.
By guest (Guest Post) Flag
October 14, 2005
You might want to consider copying it and going from there. Depending on the condition of the album cover you might be turning a collectable worth a lot of money into a tote that will get bumped around and possibly ruined.
By Teresa 1
Can anyone give me the instructions on how to make a record album purse with the actual vinyl album?
Teresa from Amarillo, TX
Does anyone know how to make a purse with a record cover and cowhide? I saw one at the rodeo and would like to try to make one. It was just the front cover of the album and the sides were cowhide and the bottom and back of the purse were cowhide.
By Kristy from Cedar Park, TX
I sure would like the instructions for making a record album purse, using the record itself, for one of the sides. These would make great Christmas gifts.
Joni from Colstrip, MT
Joni, Look at the "do it yourself / diy tv channels website. On a show called "Stylelicious" they made a "erecord bowl purse." Very Cute. (11/17/2006)
Here's one we have on ThriftyFun
I make record purses and have been selling them. If you're interested I am taking orders. $40 any record.
Just for an idea. All purses are durable, handmade and one of a kind.
Email me if you are interested! untilyourealive AT yahoo.com (06/11/2007)