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As much as I believe you can never have too many books, I got very tired of seeing this mess on the floor of our girls’ room.
As I thought about it, I figured, a sling is made of fabric, surely I can make my own! After much sketching and planning, here is the result, with instructions on how to make your own.
You can make it reversible, or just one layered.
Cut a rectangle of fabric twice as high as you want your bookshelf, plus 3 extra inches, and the desired length. I’d recommend about 15″ by your length. Most dowels are a yard long, so I found a yard to be a good length. If you want it reversible, or are using a thinner fabric cut two layers woven (not stretchy) fabric. If applying appliques, do so now. For a single layered bookshelf, fold the sides over your seam allowance twice and iron . Stitch along the pressed seam.
Fold in the seam allowance at the opening and pin closed. Stitch the opening closed and continue stitching all the way round, top stitching the bookshelf. It adds strength and helps the edges to lie flat.