Some things just speak to you and when I saw this Dior bag, not only did I fall in love with it but I felt compelled to make my own version. This project is a little more involved than most of the projects I do, but it was so much fun to make and so satisfying when I finished it.
What youll need to make your Coffee Sack Purse:
- 1 Old book (I found one that the dog had chewed so I wouldnt feel so bad cutting it.)
- A burlap coffee sack or burlap fabric
- Purse handles
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric for covering the book â€“ this will also be the inside of your bag.
- Scrap yarn or a sharpie
- Sewing Machine
Cut the binding off your book. You may need to reinforce the bottom (what was the spine of your book) mine was a bit thin after cutting out the pages.
Lay your book flat and measure your fabric for the cover. Leave an extra half inch all the way around.Cut 4 small rectangles out of the cover fabric, you will use these to attach your handles.
Cut 1 piece of the Coffee sack the same size as your fabric or a little larger.
Cut 2 pieces of the coffee sack for the ends.
Sew around the fabric for the cover of your book. Leave one side open to insert your book.
Pin and sew the cover closed by hand.
Take the 4 small rectangles fold them in half and sew them down one side. When you are finished turn them right side out.
Put them through the rings on the bottom of the handles and sew them together.
Using your hot glue gun, glue these to your covered book cover.
Sew these by hand around the edges to secure.
Sew the 3 pieces your coffee sack fabric together leave at least a half inch selvage on all seams. Leave seams on the outside, you will fray the edges later.
Cut random pieces of your coffee sacks. I placed them on the bag and pined them together to decide my placement before sewing them together.
Once you know how you want all your pieces laid out, sew them together.
Pin these to the coffee sack fabric you sewed for the bag cover.
Decorate with your yarn sewing the pieced fabric to the coffee sack cover. Once you are finished with your decorative sewing, glue all your knots to keep them from unraveling.
Using your hot glue gun sew any loose areas of the pieced coffee sack to your base coffee sack.
Fray all loose edges of your coffee sacks.
Slide your covered book into your decorated coffee sack cover and glue along the edge.
As extra security sew the coffee sack cover to your covered book.