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Third Blog is the Charm (cross-posted on FB)

This blog goes out to my Sewing/Fabric friends:

Hello! I’m planning a project to make “book bags” for my third graders, with the help of some parents. These would do the job of protecting books as they travel back and forth to school each day and housing reading logs and post-it notes. They need to fit picture and/or chapter books. I don’t think handles are essential.

I am in need of the following:

– fabric
– bias binding
– strategies for doing this project

Do you have any stash to contribute or ideas to help me do this properly? Right now we are using zip-lock bags and I anticipate they won’t last long. Wouldn’t personalized bags be cute?

Some Ideas:
http://nonavee.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-make-your-own-simple-but-sturdy.html
Some schools buy these type:http://www.americanreading.com/images/module/full/book-bag.jpg
Or these: http://www.callowayhouse.com/p/863/large-book-buddy-bags-set-of-5

Thank you for your suggestions!