Hi friends! Today I wanted to bring home my tutorial that I shared over at Riley Blake for how to make these super adorable Fabric Bookmarks. These came about because I typically have at least 3 books on my nightstand at any time that I am reading through and lately I have been asking myself why I don’t have cuter bookmarks. Usually I grab any scrap paper or receipt I find laying around and use that…well, no more! Starting now, I am going to have pretty bookmarks that make me happy to find my page again 🙂
Here is what you’ll need to make your own Fabric Bookmarks:
- Scrap fabric measuring 2 1/4″ x 6″ per bookmark
- Card stock scraps measuring 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
- Lace trim measuring around 5 inches
- Coordinating thread
This project is a great scrap buster and you can use any colors or fabric lines (and mixing and matching fabric patterns makes them even prettier in my opinion!) I am currently in loooove with the Farm Girl line of cottons from Riley Blake Fabrics, I mean how cute are these designs!!
I cut the back of each bookmark as one single fabric measuring 2 1/4″ x 6″ and then used smaller pieces and sewed them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance to measure 2 1/4″ x 6″ for the front side.
Then I placed a small piece of trim that I folded into a “v” shape at the top wrong side of the back fabric and placed the front side fabric on top (wrong sides together!) Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, I started sewing the pieces of fabric together starting at the bottom of one long side and working my way around the book mark to the bottom of the other long side, leaving the bottom open.