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READ! A Bookbag Project

Price: $25.00

“Oh the places you’ll go!” said Dr. Seuss. The appliqué designs for this fun project were inspired by those famous words! Promote the love of reading and make this bookbag for someone you love. It will give them a handy and fun way to tote their books back and forth from the library! The “Read” appliqué letters are great for other projects too. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to make the bag as shown and include lots of helpful hints, tips, and other information. 

Change the colors and make many different versions of this bag! It’s fun to use laminated cotton fabrics or dressmaker’s vinyl for the balloon and rocket. Add a monogram or name across the top or bottom to personalize your bag. So, get ready to read! Go places in your imagination and take someone with you!


Earn up to 25 Points.

This project is automatically available as a download. The option to request a CD or USB may be selected at checkout.

The zip file download contains the “Read” appliqué designs, PDF instructions to create the bookbag (including color charts and appliqué instructions for the designs), and PDF design templates to print.

Hoop size requirements: 5×7 and 6×7 (OR just 5×7; the “e balloon” design has been saved in both a 6×10 and a 5×7 version. The 6×10 size has a longer string between the balloon and the e. This is useful for larger bags and other layouts. All other designs are sized to fit the 5×7 hoop.)