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!

~Taunja


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


4 comments:

  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

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

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

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    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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