I started by choosing a book, and I chose a scrap book. Now, this might seem to miss the whole book point, but I love a handbag with photos on the outside! And this scrap book from Target had an outside photo (around $15.00). I then Googled Book Purse tutorials and found at least five. My favorite was this one from Hungry Panda Clothing: http://www.hungrypanda.net/blog/2010/02/book-purse-tutorial/
I used her instructions for cutting out the insides, adding handles, and added a flap with my Art Glitter embellishment. The purse handles I purchased at Joann Fabrics with a coupon. I like a handbag that is pretty on both the frontand the back. To make the flower, I cut a strip of fabric an inch wide and ran a basting stitch down the center. Using the Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric glue, I ran a bead on both raw edges of the strip. I added Art Glitter 79 Black Ultrafine Opaque Glitter and allowed it to dry. I then gathered the strip to form a ruffle. Starting in the center of a piece of felt, I hot glued the ruffle in a circle along the stitch line working in small portions at a time (about 1 “). I then hot glued this to my purse flap.
Scrap book (Target)
Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Glue
Art Glitter 79 Black Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Purse handles (JoAnn Fabrics)
Hook and Loop Tape