I'm so pleased to share my Quilted Book Bag Tutorial (link at the end) with you today. I made the original one for a friend who is an avid reader. She catches the train and loves to read on her way to work. She loves trashy romance novels, but doesn't necessarily want everyone knowing what she's reading, so I made her a book bag.
I've since created the Book Bag 2.0 - I tweaked it to add a few more features, like the velcro tab to hold it closed and a built-in book mark.
It honestly was such fun to make and I created a very basic tutorial if anyone would like to have a go and making a #QuiltedBookBag too. This second version has a fair bit of quilting and hand stitching, but the sky is honestly the limit! Add applique, add embroidery, add leather handles and buttons... customise it how ever you like.
BTW - this is such a perfect gift for a book-loving friend or school teacher.
Happy Sewing my friends :)