Turning a Book into a Bag

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:31 am on Thursday, November 19, 2009

savvyhousekeeping recycle a book into a purse bag

Country Living has a how-to on how to take an old hardback book and turn it into a bag. You hollow the book out, line it with fabric, and add a handle.

It’s pretty cute, only it’s too bad there isn’t a way to close the purse. Maybe a zipper could be added to the top?


Comment by Stephanie

November 19, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

Did I tell you much I’m enjoying this blog? Love this book-to-purse idea! Probably wouldn’t get into making one myself, but I’m sure there would be a simple way to add a zipper to close it. So cool!

Comment by Laura

November 19, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

You’re great!

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

November 20, 2009 @ 9:27 am

Thanks! I’m glad you guys like it.

Comment by Ann Isik

June 23, 2010 @ 2:33 am

To solve the problem of closing the bag, one could add an inner (and detachable) bag of a make up or toilet bag with zip closing and attach it to the inside base with a Velcro strip.

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Comment by everly mesias

September 7, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

its so beautiful,,, a very good idea

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