Library Tote Bag

Note from Heather: Please welcome a new contributor to Dollar Store Crafts: Care from Obsessively Stitching! She has wowed me with all her great new dollar store craft ideas, so I asked her to be a regular contributor to our site. Hop over to her blog and say hello!

Hello, one and all!  I am very excited to introduce myself as a new contributor to Dollar Store Crafts!  My name is Care, and I am obsessed with sewing and other crafts — especially when it can be done quickly and at low cost!  You can find my primary blog here.

There is still a lot of summer left, which means there’s still plenty of time for some summertime reading.  Today I will show you how to make a very simple Library Tote Bag for only four bucks!  I used a cute luggage tag to create a library card pocket on the side, and there is plenty of room inside for a big stack of books.  This is a great beginner project, and with some guidance from an adult, older kids or tweens could definitely handle this!  [click here for instructions]

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I found all my supplies at my local dollar store!

Project Estimate:

  • Two placemats, $1 each
  • Luggage tag, $1
  • Canvas D-ring belt, $1

Total Cost:  $4