Step 1

Hem Short Sides

Your yard of fabric should measure 45” x 36”. On both short sides of the fabric, fold the selvage edge towards the wrong side of the fabric. Iron and sew along both edges.

Step 2

Sew Long Sides Together

Fold the fabric so that the long raw edges meet with the right sides of the fabric facing. With a 1/4” seam allowance, sew along the raw edge to create a long tube of fabric.

Step 3

Turn Right-Side Out

Turn the fabric right-side out and press the seam flat.

Step 4

Sew Rod Casings

Sew a seam 2-1/4” away from the long edge. Use a piece of tape on your sewing machine to act as a guide. Repeat on the other long edge.

Step 5

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Carla Wiking

Mount Hardware

Hang the hardware in a stud if possible. If not, use anchors to make sure the brackets are secure. Hang the brackets about 46” apart and low enough that children can easily reach the books.

Step 6

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Carla Wiking

Hang Fabric

Slide one dowel into each casing and mount the dowels in the bracket. You now have a sturdy sling to hold books that looks great from all angles.

Step 7

Fabric Book Sling With Kids' Books

Fabric Book Sling With Kids' Books

A DIY book sling makes a pretty, easy-to-reach home for kids' books.

Photo by: Carla Wiking

Carla Wiking

A DIY book sling makes a pretty, easy-to-reach home for kids' books.

Add Books

Fill your sling with books and delight your eager little readers.