DIY Library Totes

Library Tote Tutorial w library card pocket, too!

Dr. Suess Library Tote

Dr Suess Library Tote Bag Tutorial

First, I purchased all of my bags at Hobby Lobby using my coupon (that made them a little over $1 a tote)!

1. Use this font to make a stencil or cut out a Dr. Suess saying using your Silhouette heat transfer & iron it.

2. Cut out small rectangles using red and white felt..glue the hat to the tote with glue gun.

3. If you want, you can add stitching around the hat…I used black DMC floss.

Card Holder

1. plastic card holder (I just cut my son’s extra Pokemon card holder page)

2. Punch a hole in the top on one side.

3. Cut a loop in the chain and attach card pocket to bag.

I made two other bags using this same technique…

I Read Library Tote Tutorial with library card pocket!

 Big Books Tote Tutorial with library pocket


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  1. says

    Kari! This is so fun to see you in front of the camera! You are too cute. That is a huge fear of mine as well, in front of a camera. I kind of have no desire, ha ha! These are the CUTEST totes for the library! I really love them. I’ve been wanting to make my kids some library totes for a long time but I’m glad I waited now! Thanks for the adorable ideas!

  2. says

    I love them! Last week I went to the library with a large stack of books to return and I thought to myself I need a book tote! Now I need a super-cute Dr. Suess book tote! One more thing on my “to-do” list! :)

  3. says

    I saw this post when you first put it up and now as a Librarian getting ready for the the Children’s Summer reading program we are going to paint bags with their name and something like this for each kid! Thanks for such good ideas!


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