There's a lot to make from old sails: bags, summer chairs, lamp shades... But the sails used in sewing purses and creating diary covers under the brand «Cape Horn» are special.
A small Chilean company sews these things. Right there in Chile, where the popular cape is located, they collect old, regatta-worn sails made of carbon, Kevlar, Dacron, nylon and mylar, shabby «fifties» and wash and cut them for decoration of purses and notebooks. The latter also have a bookmark made from a piece of schola.
An interesting option for a holiday gift for a yachtsman, especially if the giver doesn't understand anything about all those intricate yachting gadgets.