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This really isn't a new thing, and people have been doing this for years, so I don't think there's a copycat thing going on. I found an adorable clutch with a Gladys Mitchell cover blown up and covered in plastic. That was several years ago in a boutique in Healdsburg. I'm a big Gladys Mitchell Fan, so I was quite taken with it, particularly since 'no books were harmed in the making of this clutch". However, the price was beyond my 'pocketbook.'
In a similar vein:
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME! (I'LL SEND THE BOOK POLICE!!)
CountryLiving has a crafts project on their website on how to make a Book Bag with a slide show of steps. Here's the text: