I don't know how I feel about "upcycling" a book and book crafts in general but this is pretty cute! Upcycled Zippered Book Clutch – Free Sewing Tutorial by See Kate Sew + Upcycled Sewing Projects by Betz White
How to Make a Small Dumpling Coin Purse. The dumpling purse is a cute, plump and generously sized purse that will easily hold your coins and folded notes. It's a fun style too and quite easy to make if you're an experienced sewer.