Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Slings

A couple of days ago I made these book slings for the nursery. My friend Katie made one for her son earlier this year, and I filed away the idea. When I started planning the nursery, I knew I had to make some using the fabric collection I had picked out. The tutorial is from Penny Carnival. They didn't take very long to make, and they would have been even easier if I had used one big piece of fabric like in the tutorial. I realized that my print would show through when it was doubled, so I lined the inside with a cotton solid. That ended up being a bonus because I now have extra of the more expensive prints.

I love the concept behind this, which is that it's easier for toddlers to find their favorite book when you can see it face-out instead of trying to find it from a bunch of spines on the shelf.

p.s. Yes, the bathroom is VERY green!

6 comments:

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Those look great, Leah!

Katie B. said...

Yes! They look awesome!

Megan said...

Yours came out great! Thanks for following my tutorial. Take care!

The Bakers said...

So cute! Now you just have to fill them with books that you won't mind if your little one tears. Or draws on. Or eats.

Leah said...

I definitely need to move those signed Eric Carle books!

Stephanie said...

SO super cute!
My friends are so talented!