A Bookish Throw Pillow

I have a lot of canvas bags. I mean, a lot of them. I've been to a lot of conferences the last few years and as a result I end up with a lot of bags. We've donated a bunch of them but we've still got a couple dozen kicking around.

We will never use them all as bags so I've been looking around for things to do with them. I found this blog post about upcycling a canvas bag into a throw pillow. I thought a few of them with bookish prints might go well in either our media room or home office.

While I have a really nice Chronicle Books bag I decided to try with something else first. I also had a bag for Chris Colfer's The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. I thought the mostly solid background would be a bit more forgiving than the patterned Chronicle Books bag.

It's a really easy process. You just remove the straps, stuff it and then sew it closed. The original blogger used embroidery thread, which I thought was pretty. The foam chip stuffing I used was really messy so I went for a more solid seam.

Canvas bag throw pillow. My technique needs work but not bad for my first try.

Not bad for my first try! It didn't take long -- less than an hour. And trust me, if I can do this, you can do this!