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Edgar Allan Poe Altered Book Purse

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Add some phantasmagoria and tintinnabulation to your look with this suspensefully stylish Edgar Allan Poe altered book purse. This purse was upcycled from a 1985 book called "Tales of Suspense." The cover is gray with a black tombstone that reads "Tales of Suspense - Edgar Allan Poe."

The purse measures 6 inches deep and 9.25 inches wide. I widened and reinforced the spine to be a roomy 4.5 inches wide. The fabric covering the bottom (or spine of the book) is reinforced with plastic canvas. There are 4 silvertone feet to protect the bottom of the purse.

The two fabrics are both 100% cotton, reinforced with interfacing and a water and stain resistant spray. The fabric on the bottom is a black and cream damask. The fabric on the sides and inside is a fabulous purple, black and cream Michael Miller print featuring damask skulls.

The button closure features a picture of Poe himself, on a purple background. The elastic loop is covered with matching fabric and allows for easy opening and closing. The handles are bamboo painted black with silver hooks.

Edgar Allan Poe Altered Book Purse


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book cover, handles, fabric, mat board, feet, button, elastic, plastic canvas, glue
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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