This might just be the easiest DIY book sling tutorial you’ll ever read. Go grab an IKEA towel rail and an old pillow cover, and lets get creating!
I love a lazy girls guide to anything.
In fact, lazy girl DIY, drinking huge cups of coffee and moaning about ADULT-ING might just be my favourite things to do this month.
I’m not kidding.
And if you happen to identify with the above statement (and maybe also have a kid who loves books), then these 10 minute fabric book slings are right up your street.
A house can never have too many book shelves right?
Right. (EDIT: This project is actually an improved version of my IKEA HACK in 2014!!)
Also if this is your first time visiting my blog, then just so you know, this is part four of the 10 minute DIY blogger challenge (below is a quick re-cap). This months theme is KIDS DIY!
- PART ONE: 10 min Utensil kitchen rack
- PART TWO: 10 min Baking tin herb planter
- PART THREE:10 min easy coasters
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE ONE BOOK SLING:
This post contains affiliates for your crafting convenience, see full disclosure here
- 1 x pillow case (40cm) – these are the exact ones I used (and if you’re in the US- here you go!)
- IKEA Grundtal Towel rail 40cm long (although you can use any towel rail)
- Fabric glue (optional)
- Needle and thread
MY LAZY GIRLS GUIDE TO MAKING A BOOK SLING (in 10 mins!)
1.Turn the pillow cover inside out so you can see the sewing seams.
2. You will need to remove the stitches from all four corners of the pillow case. With a pen, mark out the width of your rail so you know exactly how big to make each opening.
3. Start removing the stitches from each side. I used sharp pointed scissors but you can also use a stick picker.
4. Once you are happy with your openings, turn the pillow case back to the right side and add in a coupe of new over and over stitches to the base of all four holes.
You can also use fabric glue to create new hemming for your hole edges. This can take at least 30 mins to dry though – so for a quicker option just tuck the edges inside the pillow.
5. Slide both ends of the pillow cover through the bars and assemble the towel rail accordingly.
And….your fabric book sling is DONE!
Hang em on the wall!
… then go make yourself a coffee! You deserve it!
My son loves his little reading nook- and believe me he’s had quite a few over the years! Check out these behind the door DIY shelves and this kids tyre reading nook from our previous home!)
Also, I totally had to bribe him to pose for this post – clearly he’s not too impressed with the whole ‘my mum is a blogger thing’
Don’t forget to check out the other great 10 Minute DIY Projects for Kids!
First Day of School T-Shirt by Love Create Celebrate
Pinwheel Wall Decor by Pocketful of Posies
Rocking Plant Stand by DNA Designs
Easy Bike Rack by Twelve on Main
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE SOME OF MY OTHER 1O MINUTE DIY IDEAS
HOW TO MAKE A BAKING TIN HERB GARDEN
DIY UTENSIL ORGANISER IN 10 MINS
WoW ! Just amazing idea. I wanna make it for my child’s, I think they will be surprised. Thanks for great article.
Very creative.love the pattern too!
Thank you 🙂
THOSE ARE ADDDDORABLE!!!
(BTW- Thanks for linking to the Waste Not Wednesday Linky Party)
Love your project. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared on my FB page.
Thanks for having me 🙂
What a cute reading nook! I love the sleeves! So easy!
What a great idea! I love the pattern too!
Such a great idea! That fabric is lovely, btw!
Very fun, Medina! Great hack. Visiting from Remodelaholic.
What a lovely idea, this would be great for creating storage in my craft room.
Good point! Thanks Claire!
So smart! I LOVE this idea! And of course… you used something from IKEA! lol.