Starting school is an exciting time for many children and the school cone makes children's eyes light up on the day they start school. But what kind of school cone is best for your child? Bought or homemade? In this DIY we'll show you how to make a school cone out of leftover muslin fabric!

Muslin school bag

Of course it's completely up to you whether you buy a great school cone or use a few hours to create your own. In this article we will show you how to make a blank, can cover this with leftover fabric and thus have a wonderful school cone for your child for little money. After that, of course, there are no limits to your creativity. But let's start with the materials you need to create your homemade school bag.  

You need: 
  • Sturdy photo cardboard with the dimensions 70x100cm for a large school cone with a length of up to 70 cm; for a smaller school cone (up to 50 cm) you can choose a photo cardboard 50x70 cm. 
  • pencil 
  • thread 
  • scissors 
  • Long Ruler
  • Double-sided adhesive tape with strong hold 
  • Fabric leftovers from muslin

Muslin fabric, scissors and thread

And this is how it works:

First you need the school cone blank. For this you select your desired length for the school cone. Large school cones are between 60-70 cm long. If you have received a package of leftovers from us, we recommend a length of 60 cm for your school cone creation. 

First, tie the thread around your pencil. The length of the thread corresponds to the length of the school cone (60 cm in our case). Hold the thread in the bottom corner of your photo cardboard and imitate a compass with the pencil and thread and draw a curve the paper.

Fabric is being measured

In the next step, the size of the opening of the school cone is determined. Here we recommend 48-50cm. Using a ruler, mark this point on your compass line and connect it to the corner of your sheet.

Substance is drawn in

< span class="NormalTextRun SCXW26628317 BCX4">Then cut along the markings. Then take the double-sided tape and glue an adhesive edge along the length.

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< span class="NormalTextRun SCXW26628317 BCX4">Now the tricky part begins: rolling the school cone blanks. It's best to get support here. Don't worry, you can do it on your own too! Start rolling at the top, slowly up to the opening. You may need a few tries.

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< span class="NormalTextRun SCXW26628317 BCX4">Press the adhesive edge together well and then your school cone blank is already finished. Now you can get creative with it. Of course we still covered ours with muslin fabric. Of course we will also show you how to do this.

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Eliane Wikert
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