|Not just a "book" sling!|
There are a lot of different "book slings" (mostly for kids books) online. One of my favorites is this one found :here
I wanted to try making one to hold my cutting mats and grid rulers in my craft room.
The main fabric I chose is called "Sew now! sew wow! "
from the Alexander Henry Fabric collection. The backing fabric is a heavyweight canvas like fabric for strength. The darker stripe showed through and made the novelty print look dull so I added a white lining. In the end I really liked the weight and strength of the sling.
TIP: For sewing straight seams it often helps to put a piece of tape on the machine to give you a more visible line.
I made one inch seams so I used a ruler to make sure my corner ended at one inch.
Sew around leaving an opening wide enough to turn the right side out.
Before turning cut the bulk out of the corners
I drew a line to show the seam line and how close to cut.
Turn the fabric right side out. Push out the corners with something narrow. I used a chopstick.
I topstitched all around to close the opening and give a nice finished edge.
Turn under 2 inches on each of the longer sides
and sew for rod pocket.
As a finishing touch I glued buttons on all the dowel ends.
Mounted on the wall with brackets from Lowe's.