How to sew book slings that coordinate with your nursery theme. This is an easy beginner’s sewing project to finish for your new baby!
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When I decorated the nursery for G, I made him some book slings as one of my first sewing projects. I’ve really enjoyed having them, but I wanted to make some new ones to match with our new nursery set and that fit a little bit better. The ones I made before weren’t as wide as I would have liked so I did my measurements for my brackets specifically. I’ve been trying to list the prices for what I spent on these projects, but I already had the brackets and this project doesn’t require very much fabric. I got away with using the remainder of my light gray and green fabric, as well as the extra print fabric I’d bought.
I don’t know the exact name, but I got the double rod in the bath section at IKEA. I don’t think it was more than $15 per double rod. All I did is measure how long the bar was and then add my seam allowance.
- Small (top) Book Sling: 32″x22″
- Large (bottom) Book Sling: 32″x30″
1. Iron and Cut fabric and place matching pieces right sides together. Pin.
5. Stitch closed. I used a triple stitch setting on my machine because I was hoping this would reinforce the seams better seeing there will be some weight in these.