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My Book Lover Bag

Added Sep 10, 2011

by infinite-plu...

O Porto, Portugal






I know that this doesn’t exactly qualify as a sewing project, but I’m just so proud that I wanted to share with the Burda community (:
I bought this book six months ago, but I didn’t had a chance to read it, because my lovely nephews decided that it was a good paper to rip and draw on. So instead of throwing it away, I decided to use the one thing that they didn’t ruined – the cover.

This is the story of this lovely bag (:
I followed several tutorials around the web, like this one-

Hope you liked it (:




Garment Type


Tutorial from Curbly

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    Nov 3, 2012, 08.59 AMby nadia42

    What a cool project! I love it!! Now I want to make one for myself as well :P

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    Jun 12, 2012, 08.56 AMby kess

    This is beautiful!! I’m so inpired! I might make one of my own if I find such a beautiful book!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 08.04 PMby Ljiljan

    You said, I hope you will like it, well, I have to make one because it is a fantastic bag, and fantastic idea :)

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    Nov 27, 2011, 09.26 PMby squiddlepop

    Wow…this is so clever and creative…I’m really keen to make myself one now! Thanks! :D

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      Nov 27, 2011, 09.27 PMby squiddlepop

      And I love the photography btw… :)

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      Nov 28, 2011, 10.34 PMby infinite-plus-one

      thank you (: if you do make it, please tell me, I would love to see it (:

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    Nov 27, 2011, 03.44 PMby chased-away

    I think I’ll make a bag like this! Just wondering though, is the bag strong? I don’t want to make a bag that will fall apart ><

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      Nov 28, 2011, 10.34 PMby infinite-plus-one

      it really is (: i wear it often and it still looks like new!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 10.02 PMby madyb

    I love it!Such a great idea!

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    Sep 13, 2011, 03.40 AMby lulls

    What a great project! I know someone who would love this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Sep 25, 2011, 01.24 PMby infinite-plus-one

      you’re welcome (: I can’t wait to see yours

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    Sep 12, 2011, 03.35 PMby emilief

    great idea!! love it !

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    Sep 10, 2011, 08.51 PMby szarlotka

    Gorgeous! You should make more and sell them :P

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      Sep 25, 2011, 01.23 PMby infinite-plus-one

      ooo, thanks, i’ll definitely think about that!

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    Sep 10, 2011, 04.42 PMby nouvellegamine

    Cute project! As a bibliophile it always makes me sad to see a beautiful destroyed. I’m glad you found a way to repurpose it :D

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      Sep 25, 2011, 01.23 PMby infinite-plus-one

      Agree, it always feels wrong to throw away a ruined book!

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    Sep 10, 2011, 04.23 PMby janene

    I’m glad (in a way) that your nephews destroyed the inside pages! And that was a great idea you had. It makes a beautiful bag!

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      Sep 25, 2011, 01.23 PMby infinite-plus-one

      Thank you so much and I have to say that now I’m happy that they destroyed too (:

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