Following a tutorial in my (current) favorite magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, I made these 2 little books. I love the fact that the covers are upcycled materials: an old button card and a 6-pack holder. The tutorial was so easy. The only thing I needed to purchase to complete the books was some book cloth for the spines. Of course, I could have used fabric scraps instead, but I didn't read that part of the article until after I ordered the book cloth.
The books are finished with a simple pamphlet stitch, which sews up really quickly. Love that part of the project too.
I have lots of old button cards, but this was the only one with all of its buttons in tact.
This photo gives you a sense of how small the book is. Cute, huh?
For this next book, I cut out the logo from a beer 6-pack holder. I used the same thing for the back cover.
Now I have people saving their 6-pack holders for me. I think I'll try this project with Monopoly property cards, old postcards and maybe some game cards. Any other ideas for me??