Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Book Bag

Every year as I decorate my home for the holidays, I also set out the children’s books.  I guess it’s kind of silly now, since my children are 17 and 19, but I love these books.  Truth be told, I miss the days of snuggling with my kids and reading these stories every December.

Flipping through the pages and feeling quite nostalgic, I thought it might be fun to sew up a book bag to store them sweetly. I went to my fabric bins and began pulling traditional reds and greens from some of my favorite fabric designers, but then I realized what my kids would have really liked was a bag suited to them.

At my local quilt shop I found this oh-so-cute “Frosty the Snowman” print by Quilting Treasures. (Does anyone else get a warm, sappy feeling thinking about watching "Frosty" on TV? You remember, way back when you had to wait for the TV station to air it!) Well, paired with some fabrics I had at home and a bit of pom pom fringe, I think this makes a perfect little bag.

When I was young I would have loved a reading nook like this. 

You can make a book bag using my Easy Fat Quarter Shoulder Bag tutorial.  It truly is easy and very quick. You will need three fat quarters, a little interfacing, and buttons or trim if you choose!

Hope you find some time to snuggle and read with the young ones in your life!
Happy holidays!


Frosty the Snowman copyright of Warner Bros. Entertainment & Classic Media LLC. Based on the musical composition Frosty the Snowman copyright Warner/Chappell.


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to be giving books to my young grandchildren this Christmas so I think I really have to borrow your idea! Thanks, once again, for sharing! Pam

    1. I am so happy to hear this Pam! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Such a terrific idea! :) I remember those days, too - mine are now 17, 19, and 21. :)

    1. Thanks Jodie. It sure goes fast, doesn't it?

      I ended up giving this bag to my sister to use in her classroom. Nice when our projects find a good home!


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