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Crafting with the Katies: Make your own ‘Book to Go!’

For the Katies final National Reading Month craft, they’ll be making a bookmark on a purse strap, or what the Katies are calling a “Book to Go!”

The Katies got the idea from this Instagram creator to make one of their own.

This is certainly a unique craft, and something you won’t see anywhere else!

To make your own “Book on the Go!” you’ll need:

  • A book
  • Plastic canvas sheet
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • D rings
  • Purse strap

Step one: Take your book and your plastic canvas and measure out how long and how wide you want your bookmark to be. Cut out your plastic canvas to make a bookmark.

Step two: Take your yarn and needle and start weaving the yarn through your plastic canvas. You can make a design, or just weave your yarn in and out the holes in your bookmark.

Step three: Once you’ve finished weaving your yarn through your bookmark, take your D rings and estimate where they should go on the end of your bookmark. Then, start a whipstitch around the ends of your bookmark, weaving in your D rings.

Step four: Once your yarn is secured, take your purse straps and attach them to your D rings, and you have your “Book on the Go!”

If there’s a craft you’d like the Katies to try, email them at and