The moment I saw the FLY LONDON shoe box I knew I had to transform it into covers for one or more, coptic bound sketchbooks. I wanted to take advantage of its unique feature of the flaps that could function as closures for the books. I have completed three of the five possible sketchbooks from this one, wonderful shoebox! The other two are quite small.
To keep the flaps in the slots I cut in the back cover of the sketchbook, I wove elastic through the center slots.
Slots cut in the back cover of the sketchbook.
Blue elastic woven through center slots.
Elastic stitched together
The inside of the FLY LONDON shoebox is equally as wonderful as the outside of the box!
The inside and the outside of the covers.
The backs of all three sketchbooks.
The coptic binding. One of the smaller sketchbooks is horizontal and the other is vertical in orientation.