Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fabric Bookmarks

Do you have a fabric you just love? Well I fell in love with this fabric and I only had a scrap left so I decided to make a book mark out of it. It only took me about twenty minutes to make two, but I am sure I can make them quicker now that I have the instructions done.

Cut your fabric to a size of four inches by six and a half inches. Cut a piece of craft fuse to a size of two inches by six and a half inches. I bought the iron craft fuse since it's easier to use.

Iron on the craft fuse according to the instructions to one half of the scrap on the wrong side of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half length wise, right sides facing each other.

Sew along the end and one open side. I used my serger for this but you can also use your regular sewing machine. If you are using a patterned fabric make sure you pay attention to which side you sew since it will become the bottom of your bookmark.

Next turn your fabric right side out and iron. Once you have gotten all the wrinkles out cut a piece of ribbon, I used woven scrapbook ribbon, to a length of seven inches. Tuck the unfinished edge in and stick your ribbon int the middle. Sew across the top of the edge 1/4 inch in. I tied a knot towards the edge of my ribbon and frayed the ends by pulling on the thread.

I decided to make the second bookmark with a loop at the top so I just cut my ribbon to fourteen inches long, folded it in half, and tucked the two ends in before I sewed it. Now I have to start reading a book so I can use my bookmarks.

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