For my Friday tutorial today I'm sharing how to make a fabric bookmark. The bookmark monster seems to gobble these up at my house (like lost socks) and although I'm sure we've bought LOTS of bookmarks over the years, there never seems to be one to use when I need it. I whipped up this up a little while ago and thought you might like the tutorial for it too - great to make in bulk for school fetes too.
- fabric scraps
- felt - cut 1 measuring 24.5cm X 5.5cm
- fabric for the base - cut 2 measuring 24.5cm X 5.5cm
- 30 minutes
- Step 1: Using the measurements provided in the materials list, cut out one piece of felt, two pieces of fabric and some small rectangular and/or square pieces of fabric to embellish the bookmark with.
- Step 2: Position the scraps of fabric onto the bookmark front.
- Step 3: Machine stitch each scrap of fabric onto the bookmark front. If it's easier you can pin the scraps into position for sewing, but I just held mine down as I sewed.
- Step 4: Sandwich the layers together (felt layer in the middle) and machine stitch around the outer edge of the bookmark. I used a mini zig-zag stitch for this, but a straight stitch would be nice too.
That's it, you're done. Easy, hey?! Now find a nice book to read and make good use of your bookmark. Speaking of books, I've been bringing home lots of different ones from the library recently, I'll be sure to share a list of them soon. Maybe they'll be a few that you might like to read too.