Book Bag Literally, Tutorial

The other day while surfing the net I came across an image on Country Living.  I thought the idea was so cute that I had to try it myself and I am here to give you a tutorial.  This tutorial is however just a guideline.  I contemplated doing it several ways and just opted for the fastest way I could see.  Hope you like it.  (you could of course make this much more complicated!)

One hardback book
Exatco knife
1/2 yard or less of fabric
Handles of your choice.
Hot glue
Duct Tape

(p.s. I think I might have gone a little crazy with the duct tape, but what could be faster or stronger?)

I don’t know is it too cheesy? 
 I thought it was really fun, but I am not sure…  
What do you think?

Is this something you would ever consider making?
Let me know!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Would love to give this a try. The tutorial looks easy to follow but you didn’t include how to actually make the sides and lining. Can you add that in?

    1. Hi Joyce,
      They are just rectangles — the bottom left of the tutorial collage image is where that info is. This was so many years ago, I’ll look to see if I still have the photos to add more detail.