Monogrammed Library Tote {A-Z Series, “H”}

Ok class…time from Libray! I use to LOVE it when my teachers would say those words. I love to read, I love books and I LOVE the library! In fact, even now just in case there is a last minute turn of events and my little family ends up at the library, our bags are always in the trunk of my car just waiting to be filled with awesome, awesome books! For that reason alone, I am so excited to introduce this super fun Library Tote brought to you by Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home. This cute little personalized tote is perfect for everyone’s next trip to the fabulous library! Enjoy!

Is it seriously “back to school” time already? We start early here in Georgia, with the kiddos heading back the second week in August! Back to School sales hit the shelves the first week in July…craziness!!

Since my littles aren’t quite ready to head to school yet, I decided to make my littlest his very own library tote bag because big brother has one for himself!

This project is brought to you by the letter H, for Henry {and our family’s love of all things Dr. Seuss}!

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To make your own monogrammed tote, you’ll need:

fabric from The Ribbon Retreat {I like to get a bunch of different fat quarters}

ric rac, coordinating colors with your fabric choices

blank canvas tote

rotary cutter & cutting mat

Cricut Explore

Heavy Duty Heat & Bond

iron/ironing board


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To get started I used my Cricut Explore, to cut a lowercase letter “h” with my solid green fabric. To cut fabric with the Explore, you have to attach Heavy Duty Heat & Bond to the wrong side of the fabric {follow package instructions}.


It cut in one pass after switching the dial to the fabric setting, and looked fantastic!

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Then all I had to do was iron the letter to my tote.

Monogrammed Library Tote - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

On the opposite side, I used my Cricut Explore once again to cut the word books out of some adorable “I Am Sam” fabric, also from the Ribbon Retreat.

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I then used some other Dr. Seuss fabrics and my rotary cutter to cut some long rectangles to use as books. Before cutting all pieces, I had ironed on the Heavy Duty Heat & Bond once again.

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After placing the books how I wanted them on the opposite side of the tote, I ironed everything into place.

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And now, we’re ready for our weekly library trips!

Monogrammed Library Tote - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Monogrammed Library Tote - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

And you can obviously apply any letter you’d like for your monogram!

Happy reading everyone!


This little tote is so much fun, and your kiddos are sure to love decorating them and making their totes with their initial monogrammed on the front and fun embellishments creating a look of their very own. Thank you Meredith for sharing this fun, easy and quick project! For more great tutorials and projects by Meredith, make sure to check out her awesome blog at Wait Til Your Father Gets Home!

Aren’t these totes so much fun? I personally know a couple of kiddos who would love to have one just like it! Here are a few more awesome totes that your kiddos are also sure to love and sure to be happy to take along with them to their next visit to the library…

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Have so much fun on your next library trip….and don’t forget your tote!
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