DIY: Book bag

Happy February!
A year or so ago, I made a video of some bookish DIYs. I decided to revisit that today and show you guys how I made a really cute book bag! This book bag is really simple to make, and a great project for the weekend.

Happy February!

A year or so ago, I made a video of some bookish DIYs. I decided to revisit that today and show you guys how I made a really cute book bag! This book bag is really simple to make, and a great project for the weekend. It’s super useful for toting your books around with you, or for a trip to the library, or even for something not related to books, like grocery shopping. So here’s what you have to do!

Materials:

– canvas bag

– pencil

– fabric markers

– piece of cardboard

Steps:

1. Start out with a clean canvas bag. You can buy these for very cheap from a variety of craft stores. I already owned mine, from a pack of 6 I bought at Walmart. Canvas bags are ideal for this project, because they’re a light and easy surface to draw on.

2. Insert a piece of cardboard into the bag to prevent any bleeding from the markers.

3. Choose the design you want! You can do any sort of drawing or text you want, but keep in mind that you are going to have to draw it… For mine, I chose to do it in a dictionary definition style, for the word “bibliophile.”

4. Start sketching out your design with a pencil. This will prevent you from making any permanent mistakes. This can also be quite time-consuming, especially if you chose to do words like I did. However, just put on some music and be patient, and it’ll actually turn out kind of fun!

5. Go over your design with fabric markers.

6. Follow the instructions on your fabric markers to set the design. I had to iron mine. 

That’s it! You’re done, and you can now use your bag for whatever you want. It’s a cute, simple project and can come out looking very professional, even though it is only a fraction of the price it would cost to buy a literary book bag online. 

Enjoy! If you have any other blog post requests–including DIYs, which I love to do–leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, @lostinthebookstacks. I post there every Saturday.

Merry Readings,

April

Author: april | lostinthebookstacks

hello! i'm april (she/her), an asian american reader who’s passionate about words and scallion pancakes.

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