March 5, 2013

Repurposed Book Purse

Last week I went to lunch with my friend Dee who suggested that I make purses from old hardback books.  I was so excited that I couldn't wait to get started.  The following day I traveled all over, searching for perfect books, hardware and fabric.  Last night I completed my first book purse, created from a 1924 edition of Shakespeare's King Lear.  I LOVE IT!

Today I auditioned my new purse around town and everyone thought it was FABULOUS!

I used handles from a vintage purse. 

Even the brass button closure is vintage.

I added a little pocket because I love pockets!

1924 makes it really old.

Now I just need to decide which book to transform next.


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