This super easy sewing project is perfect for beginners or kids! I’m excited to show you How to Sew a Fabric Bookmark today!
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My kids LOVE changing out their bookmarks throughout the year or for each season! I’ve shared my punchcard bookmarks that I’ve made here on the blog, but I’ve never shared this tutorial for a DIY Fabric Bookmark!
This is the perfect project for a beginner or even a kid to make! This year my boys thought it would be fun to make some bookmarks for Christmas and give them to their friends with a cute Christmas book. So, that’s what we were making when photographing and videoing this project!
HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC BOOKMARK
Supplies Needed (per bookmark):
(2) – 7.5″ h x 2.5″ w pieces of fabric (one or two different colors/prints)
#1 Cut Fabrics to size
I have the file all designed for you in Design Space if you’re a Cricut user!
Depending on how many bookmarks you plan on making, copy the bookmark in design space and fit as many as you can on your 12×12 or 12×24 mat! Again, you’ll need to cut two 2.5″x7.5″ fabric per bookmark. Because we were going to be making a bunch, I of course used my Cricut Maker. With the Cricut Maker I can cut a bunch SUPER fast using the new rotary blade feature that the Maker has!
We made a few variations using different Christmas fabrics! Some had different fabrics on each side of the bookmark and some we used the same fabric for both sides.
#2 Cut Fusible Interfacing (or cardboard)
I’ve also got a Design Space file for the Fusible Interfacing insert! The interfacing inserts need to be 6.75″h x 1.75″ w each and you need one per bookmark.
I also used my Cricut Maker to cut out the fusible interfacing! I used a pretty thick fusible interfacing, so that it would give the bookmarks a stiff feel. I also liked that after it was made and you add the heat that it attaches to the fabric vs has the fabric separate from the interfacing. Does that make sense? You could just as easily use some cardboard to give the bookmark a solid feel. Even cutting up a cereal box would work!
#3 Attach the fabrics wrong sides together using pins or clips. Sew together the two long sides and the bottom.
I used my edgestitch foot, so that I had a guide to help me get a straight line! I had my machine sew in a needle down setting, so that I could easily pivot the corners. Also, I back stitched both at the begging and end of my line.
#4 Fold your bookmark casing right side out.
Use a pencil or something small to push the corners of the bookmark casing out all the way. And then press your bookmark casing using your home iron or Easy Press. I personally am obsessed with my Easy Press and use it for all my heat projects/needs!
#5 Insert the piece of fusible interface into the bookmark casing.
#6 Fold the top edge down like the picture below.
After you get the edges folded down, press it with heat.
#7 Sew the top closed.
Make sure to back stitch both ends!
#8 Press the entire bookmark using your home iron or Easy Press.
This attaches the interface to the fabric and helps just press everything neat and tidy!
And that’s it! You’re done!
So fun, right? I can’t wait to make more for every holiday and season! I was thinking it would even be fun to find some Harry Potter fabric to make some Harry Potter themed bookmarks for my son to use while reading the Harry Potter series!
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