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Nancy Ward

I posted a link to this tutorial today.

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Brilliant. Love this!

Sarah Zalar

Made one of these to hold our 'good night' books in our nursery. At the dimensions given, I found the small board books well under the front bar. So I took it down, folded each side under another two inches (lazy way! instead of redoing the whole thing!) and sewed along the edge to make a new sleeve. This dimension makes it much better for the smaller books. Next one I make I will just take 4" off the horizontal dimension if it will be used for smaller books. Great tutorial thanks for sharing.

Country Fun

Found this on Pinterest while looking for a solution to our book storage needs. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial. I sew all the time, but it's nice to have clear directions to follow. This sewed up so quick. I adapted for a couple of uses. The primary one is a book shelf sling, not wall. To see check out the posting on my blog ~ http://countryfun.edublogs.org/2011/08/08/book-sling/


This is awesome! I'm totally going to try this. You are so talented :)


this look wonderful. i have seen a bookcase like this but too costly, this is well within my buget and it nice to make things myself. will let you know how i get on. Thank you


So excited about this!!!! I have been wanting something like this, but waiting on my husband to build me one out of wood will take forever. This one I can totally do for myself. Excited!!!


New to your blog and haven't had the chance to dig around yet, but I was wondering if you did the rooster on the wall? If so, is that just fabric? Details!! This is all darling, the hanging book display and the rooster!!!

Michelle Channer

I just saw this and I love it!!! I am going to make one for my bathroom..I am so tired of my husbands books sitting on the bathtub! thank you for the great Idea...

Holly Egli Delph

Thank You so much!!!! I made 2 of these today, I put one in my living room in the kids corner and then I also made one for our upstairs family room. I love them so much!!! I was able to find fabric that matched the rest of my decor and I am so happy with the way they turned out.


Made our own version! Here's the blog about it: http://nestingsticks.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-pocket-tutorial.html


You are a genius! This is a wonderful idea and you are very generous to share.


Thank you so very much for sharing this! ♥

veronica Charles

hi ! how much space is between wall and 1st rod? I found brackets but they look like 4" from end to 1
st rod hole....


I run a daycare out of my home and I just made this book sling using your tutorial! I love it! And it was so easy! I would send a picture, but I dont really know how! Thank you for this adorable idea!

Toni {Smith Peas in a Pod}

I tried my hand at making these book slings and I love how they turned out. I linked back to you in both my blog posts featuring my son's new book slings. Thank you so much :)




Very clever!

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Been waiting for a book solution! Thanks sooo much! Absolutely love it!

Jenny Mercieca

I hope this is ok to post...if not, it won't hurt my feelings if you need to remove it! I just thought all these people loved your project so much (including myself) & maybe someone would rather buy mine than make their own! :)
I made 2 & spent a little more $$ to get the silver double drapery rods instead of the wooden rod, but I guess I was too optimistic that my 2 yr old wouldn't use them as monkey bars because even with heavy duty anchors she ripped them out of the wall! :( If you know of anyone that would like to purchase them, I'll sell them both for what I spent on them (won't even charge you extra for my time :) - $50 for both. The only thing you'd need to hang them would be the anchors because I used the ones that came with the rods & they're ruined, but I still have the screws & hardware. I have pictures, but I don't know how to put them on here. Thanks bunches!


I love this idea! Kinda bummed I didn't think of it first LOL! ;) To think I paid $60 bucks for a tiny one at Toys R Us and the bright colors are hideous!
Thanks for sharing!! :)

Michelle Sexton

this is a great idea! i love it!!

Linda Michaels

I LOVE this! Great job....going to make a couple for my grandkids...

Dana Russell

A favorite book of mine to read as a kid was Go, Dog Go! My girls enjoyed, This Is My Hair by Todd Parr and Ten Apples Up On Top.


I want to make my 3 girls 1 of these for each, however, we're in a small house & would like to do 2' long ones instead of 4', what would the length & width be for 2' long? This is what I've been looking for for their books, too, but couldn't think of anything! Thanks for sharing this


Do you think you could use fleece material for these? I found a great pattern and then realized it was fleece. Any suggestions would be great!!


I love this idea, thanks :)

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This is amazing! I am making one of these for my own bedroom! :D


So, so clever!

Sylvei Howitt

These are really fantastique! very clever and beautiful indeed.
Thanks for sharing! X


Where can I buy those brackets?


these are awesome! do you ever sell the slings? i am not much into sewing, but i think if i had the slings i could do the rest!


Where did you get the curtain rod things?


Just saw this on Pinterest! Such an awesome book storage idea! Seriously! Gotta repin it!

Karlyn Lew

Found this via Pinterest and...THANK YOU!!! I've only been using my machine (older than me, by the way) for less than a week and I just made this in under 2 hours! Your tutorial was soooo easy to follow!


Do you make these for people? Like I can order one & pay for shipping?! & the bookshelf too ofcourse


These are too cute! I just found you on Crafting Roulette. I would love for you to link up to Blissful and Domestic Feature Friday Linky Party.


Jamie Pannell

I want the make a few of these, but I am concerned about them keeping a good form. Has anyone used any interfacing or fabric stabilizer with theirs? I am interested to see if that helps?

Kristi Hooke

Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I'm an avid reader and am collecting a lot of children's books for my baby due in August. This was a perfect solution for our nursery. I made 2 of them today and now have to not so patiently wait for our nursery to be painted before I can hang them up! I also had some left over spray paint from a lamp I updated for the nursery, so I used the spray paint for the ends of the dowels. I'm hoping it turns out well. I will send you finished pics once I have them hung up. Thanks again!

By the way, I found you via Pintrest...


I know I'm a little late to the party but I'm desperate to make this here in the UK but am struggling to find the double rod curtain brackets. Any help? Are there sites I could order them over from the US?? Thanks!! xxx


I can't find this "enclosed" version of the double rod bracket ANYWHERE! The only ones I can find are open at the top and just secure with a little screw, which makes me nervous. Does anyone know where this hardware can still be found? I can't wait to make these!


Do you have to use double thickness fabric if you are using a double print heavy upholstery fabric? Just wondering. Gr8 idea. Making these right now for my grandkids.


This is SUCH a great idea! Unfortunately I live in a rented flat and am not allowed to fix things to the walls. If I did, I would make this immediately! As it is, I've adapted it slightly by using a radiator airer. Definitely not as cute as yours but i'm still pleased! I've blogged and linked back to your site.

Dona Grafton

I love this. Thanks for the fabulous Idea!


I love it!!
Is there anyway I can put this together without sewing? I don't have a sewing machine =(


Love this - my sis and I are going to make them for her playroom. I made this one for my sewing corner, and added a pincushion with velcro that I can transfer to my wrist when I'm sewing: http://pinterest.com/pin/146789269075305632/
I'm thinking these will make good magazine racks in the living room too. Also want to try a different way of making one that will attach to the guard on a child's high bed - my son's bed is always full of books so he will love this. Thanks!


What are the measurements of the book display after it is finished?


This is awesome. I will be mentioning your post in my blog.

Marlene Courvelle

I will definitely be trying to make this. THanks for a great idea! Love it!


Where are the brackets from and what are they called? I have made my own rendition of this and I am wondering where to get my brackets??


Very exciting tutorial! I have Pin'd it. :) Thank you!


Where did you get your dowels? I can't find any long enough in the hardware stores or craft stores. Have any other ideas for me? I have the fabric part all ready to go, so sad if I can't find the silly dowels!


Thanks for the great idea, FYI I linked you on my blog. Check out my nautical magazine rack version! http://www.findingpinsandneedles.com/2012/09/nautical-mag-rack.html

Shari N

Very cool! Thanks for sharing the idea!


Thank you for this tutorial, I just made two for my girls and we ALL love them!
Perfect for bedtime reading for my oldest and storytime for my youngest!!!!


Does the 1 1/3 yard fabric make 1 book sling? and how long is it?


Did this using clear vinyl and the books appear to float on my daughter's wall. Came out great! Thank you for the stellar instructions!


I have finally got around to making 3 of these for my daughters room and I love them. Thanks so much for the tutorial. If you would like to see them, here is the web page.


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I made this for my daughter and it turned out wonderfully. We had a slight problem in that my daughter's hand doesn't fit between the dowels well but that isn't your fault. She loves her book hanger. Thanks for posting this!


What a great idea! I'm going to do this for my son's room.

I noticed in some of the pictures that the dowels may sag under the weight of the books. An alternative to a wooden dowel is electrical conduit. I've used conduit to make curtain rods, and it's very lightweight (usually made of aluminum) but much stiffer than wooden dowels. Just a thought out there!


Loving this idea, thanks for sharing. But thinking these are not going to work now that we are on to Pride and Prejudice and Lord of the Rings. Any tips about making them with a wider spacing or with something flexible, eg bungee elastic, rather than dowel? Anyone tried it?


I love these. I work in a small public library in our village. I have been looking for inexpensive shelving as the budget has nothing to pay for more metal shelving. These would be great on a small wall where we have no shelving in the children's area.
I also think these would be great to keep library books, or children's rented DVD's, in to keep them separate from their own books.
I hope I can get approval to purchase supplies and make two or three of these for our little library. Thank you!!

Mariah Wilbanks

Made this tonight. I love it, but in can only get like 2 books deep in it. Do they make brackets with more space between the rods?

Bec Perkins

Really a great way to prepare the Book Display using the fabric and some screws. I am going to prepare the Hanging Book display for my Kid. I hope he will love it.

Heather V.

Would you mind sharing the final dimensions? I just finished one and it came out to 46"x9".... a little too deep to see the books, I'm thinking I'll make the next one much shallower. Just curious what your final dimensions were :) I can't wait to hang them on her wall... they are super cute! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!


Just made one of these and am a little disappointed. I love the look and all but the gap between the posts is too small for "regular sized" books. Only the super thin ones will fit in any significant number. Going to try different brackets to see if I can widen that gap...

Pippa Buxton

After some time I have finally come to blog this project for our Aussie community: love you to check it out here http://buxtonbaby.com.au/news/2013/05/bookshelves-diy-sling-book-display-ideas-tutorial/


I'm slower than most at discovering this post. Love the idea and the look of these. You mentioned finishing off the end of the dowels, but said you hadn't found the right item yet to do so. I recently saw a post for curtains that used buttons to finish off the dowel. You'd want to be sure they were well anchored, of course, so the kids couldn't pull them off. But the possibilities and colors would be unlimited.


Adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!


You can find much less expensive double brackets at ikea, fyi


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These are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration. Have you found over time that simply using the print fabric is enough support to hold many books or would you recommend lining with additional interfacing for support?


Thanks so much for your tutorial and inspiration. I made two slings for my daughters' bunk beds. Book slings are great for bunk beds, especially for the top bunk where there is no bedside table.
I posted a couple of photos here

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I love this idea! I hope to make this for my little girl because I SO know what you mean about picking bedtime books! I'll send you a picture once I finally get to do it!

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