DIY Book Holder

Hi Craft Snobs! I’m Emily from nap-timecreations.com I’m super excited to be here today with a super simple DIY Book Holder Tutorial. Its fast, easy and super useful with my kids. My little one wakes up super early in the morning, so we are encouraging him to just read books instead of waking the rest of us up! {good luck with that right? ha!} So… I came up with this for his bed.

DIY Book Holder

Cute right? It can be made any size, but I made mine for some mini-Thomas the Train books. Lets get started!

Use your largest book as a guide for cutting the width. Leave about an inch on each side of your book for a seam allowance.

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The length should be long… you can use the entire length of the fabric (42 inch or 44 inch is good)

Lets start folding and pinning. Place a book one inch from the top of the long strip on the right side. Fold the fabric up and over the book to create the pocket. Pin on the left and right of the book.

Move the book, or use another one to continue creating pockets

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You can see how I pinned the sides as I went.

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To sew it all together, set your machine to zig-zag and go down each side from top to bottom, then bottom to top. Be sure to catch all the layers and fold of fabric to hold it all together.

To finish up and give it a way to hang, cut four small strips of fabric.

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Fold the strips in half then in half again the long way and zig-zag down each one. Attach two to the top corners of the book holder.

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Use the ties to attach to the back of a chair or the side of a bed, or hang from two hooks on the wall. Fill with your favorite goodies and enjoy the fun!

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A big thanks to Sara for having me here today. I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime. I host a weekly link party {often with a giveaway!} that opens Monday evening… its called Tasteful Tuesdays and would love to have you join.  Most of the projects on my blog are related to sewing for my boys… I recently made them each a pair of jeans!! {my first!} I hope to see you around my space soon, if you are coming over from Craft Snob, make sure to leave me a comment and let me know!

Emily blogs at Naptime Creations. You can find her on Bloglovin’, G+, Facebook, and Pinterest.

4 Comments
  1. Awesome!! I’ve posted on Craft Gossip with a link to your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-bedside-or-chair-back-book-organizer/2013/11/12/
    –Anne

  2. Coming over from Nap Time Creations. Love the book holder! Best wishes, Linda Following you now.

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