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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How to: Make a Fabric Bookmark

Today I am feeling better.  Not 100%, but much  better.  SO!  I looked around my place and thought, Wow, what a mess.  I should clean.  Then I thought, Home alone.  I could get be creative.  Guess which thought won?  lol

This is what I did today!

lost with you lo

Licorice and Lollipops by the Guild Designers and Grunge Word Art by Vinnie Pearce, my niece and her boyfriend.

I am going to put together a little basket of goodies for Connor’s teachers as a Thank You for the end of the school year.  I only started today so I dont have much but I did make them cute coffee cozies with some material I bought off of Etsy.  Is it not adorable?  il_430xN.71395015

Photo credit:  afabricoutlet @ Etsy.com

I have a list of things I am going to make.  One of them was a bookmark.  Here is what I came up with, quick, easy, and I used scraps.  Plus any excuse to use pinking shears is a good one. ;)

How to Make a Fabric Bookmark


What you will need:

Scrap material (I used two designs)

Iron on Interfacing  (you can use the sew on stuff too, just easier this way) & Iron

Pinking Shears (optional)



First cut out two pieces of material and one piece of interfacing.  I cut out a 6.5 by 2 inch rectangle from a piece of paper as a pattern.


Following the instructions that came with your interfacing, adhere it to the wrong side of one piece of fabric.


Placing the wrong sides of the fabric together, top stitch 1/4 of an inch all around the edge with coordinating thread.



Using your pinking shears, trim around the edges.

Cut a small piece of ribbon, around 4 inches or so.  Cut ends to stop it from fraying.  Next you cut a small slice in the top middle of the bookmark, about 1/2 an inch, and thread the ribbon through.  Make sure that the pretty side of the ribbon is facing up.  Then simply stitch the ribbon to the bookmark along your original stitch line.


Done!  Was that not quick and easy?  It would also be lots of fun with grommets!  :)

and here is the backside….


Some 365 photos…

Day 150

I forgot to take a picture yesterday so last night I snapped this quickly.  Sean and I had this picture printed and framed for Jess.


Day 151

I had coffee today.  Shhhh!  Our little secret!  ;)


Happy Hump Day!


Shannon said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I made a bunch today as thank-yous for my book fair helpers. :-)

Amy Eileen said...

That is so awesome! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Kirsten said...

Good Day,

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted a link to this tutorial in my post, project ideas on made my lolly.