Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 · 1 Comment
Need a project that will use up some of your fabric scraps? Or just beginning to sew and looking for a quick simple project? Then these fabric bookmarks may be just what you're looking for.
Want to make some for yourself? Here's how...
To make one, you will need to cut 2 pieces of fabric 3 1/4 by 7 1/4, a scrap of ribbon, and a small piece of cardstock paper cut about 2" by 6"
Place your two pieces of fabric right sides together.
Sew around 3 sides with 1/2" seam allowance, leaving one short side open.
Clip corners, careful not to cut through your seams. Then turn your fabric right side out and press.
Take your piece of cardstock (about 2" x 6") and slip it inside your bookmark. The cardstock helps your bookmark keep its shape.
Now, fold the open sides in over top of the cardstock.
At this point you can topstich, sewing around all sides close to the seams to finish your bookmark.
However, I like to take a scrap of ribbon folded in half, and place it inside the open end before closing it up. That way it sticks out of the top of your book when you are holding your page.
With your ribbon in place, sew around all sides close to the seam to finish your bookmark.
There's your bookmark!
They are so cute and simple to make, and you can mix it up with so many different fabrics, and ribbon or thread.
They are great to add to a gift. In fact, they were such a quick project that I made up a bunch of them and gave them as favors at the last book club I hosted.
Plus I feel like I need to make more than one for myself, because I am forever misplacing bookmarks.
Well, there you go. Enjoy!