I like cotton printed sarees and when they get torn etc, i usually save the pallus and good bits for my handworks . I make side table covers or table runners . Also make baby quilt etc. Here I am showing the Book Covers made from printed cotton rags saved from old sarees. The big one is my household account book. Smaller ones are 1. address book and 2. All purpose handy booklet to keep in handbag. Method used : Cut some thin cardboard (from cartons)according to size of the book to be covered. Cut piece of cloth one inch bigger ( all round)than cardboard piece used. Spread Fevicol glue all over the blank side (not the the printed side of carton ). Stick cloth tightly over it, smooth out all wrinkles. Place under weight for one whole day. (I usually put it under my bed.) You now have a neat rectangle of stiff ,cloth covered cardboard. Fold this over your book and stick to the cover of the book/ booklet with fervicol. Fold the extra flaps of cloth inwards and stick to inside of book cover. Give neat finish by sticking brown paper cut to size, on inside cover, fully covering the flaps. Ready ! My phone number booklet and pocket note books are fully recycled because I stitch my own booklets using used paper ( one side used paper and unused pages from old, school books). In the picture, for the small booklet, I have used pieces of rags stitched together to get a rectangle and then made piping all round .