Now you know how to make personalised book bags, you can call your self SUPER-MUM! a great thing to do with the kids in the holidays that they can show off at school!


  • 2 pieces of coloured fabric
  • 1 set transferable iron on letters
  • 1 strip of patterned fabric (I used owls)
  • 1 needle and thread / sewing machine
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 iron
  • 2 Draw strings


  1. First cut out a rectangle of fabric (when folded in half this will need to be the size you would like your bag to be.
  2. Lay out the fabric good side up and stitch/ glue on your band of patterned / designed cloth decoration along the bottom of the longer edge.
  3. Before you stitch up into a bag stitch in your draw strings along to the other long edge. TIP : Make sure you tie loops or knots at the end of the draw strings so they don't get pulled out!
  4. Now fold your rectangle in half to form a square (I fold it so the patterned fabric is facing in so i can turn it the right way round once stitched)
  5. stitch along the bottom edge (by the patterned strip) and up the side edge to just below the draw string.
  6. Turn the right way round
  7. Iron on your kids names where you want them on the bag and your done!

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    • 18 Feb 2014
      12:55 pm

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  • The kids would love these


  • Cute ! Instead of iron on letters you can applique letter from rests of material. Instead of a strip of patterned fabric you could make an applique from a drawing of your child again from rests of material.


  • These book bags look so cute


  • Now this is something simple I can do and I have in the past. The bags can be used for all sorts of things.


  • These look great and so necessary to help younger kids take care of library books. No confusing who’s book vag belongs to your kids either


  • i made one for my 4 year old..he’s so happy and takes it to his daycare every single day now.


  • these are so beautiful what a great idea


  • so prettty!!! love them.


  • These are beautiful. My sister just bought personalised library bags for my children for Christmas but I will keep these in mind for when they need new ones.


  • Perfect for back to school


  • These look so good, and would be so much cheaper to make then buy. I wish I could sew


  • Now that is what I need for my kids

    • You have done an amazing job with yours


  • Abby and Emma are very lucky girls with very special library bags.


  • these are very cute and clever. Fingers crossed i am clever enough to make them!


  • I love the owls on the bag,very cool!


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