DIY Bookmarks for Sewing Enthusiasts!
Love a good book? Love to sew? Then we’ve got the perfect little sewing how-to for you: put those old fabric scraps to good use by creating a selection of gorgeous little DIY bookmarks! This is a fun sewing project that can be machine-stitched or hand-stitched, and it’s so quick and easy to produce, that you can get the kids crafting their own too! (And the more bookmarks they sew, the more books they’ll be able to dive into… it’s win-win!)
Time it Takes to Make: 1 hr
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
- Fabric of your choice
- Sewing machine
- Iron-On Interfacing
- Ribbon in a colour of your choice (or twine)
How to Sew Your Own DIY Bookmarks:
Cut 2 rectangle fabric pieces approximately 3” x 3 1/2” and cut your iron-on fusible interface slightly smaller than your fabric; this will make the front and back of the tea bag. You will also need 2 smaller rectangles for the tea bag tabs: cut to approximately 1 1/2” x 1 3/4” and cut your iron-on fusible interface slightly smaller than your fabric; this will make the front and back of the tea bag tab.
Iron your fabric, and iron the fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of your fabric, before you start sewing. This will make the fabric more rigid.
With wrong sides together, pin your fabric together and cut oﬀ the top 2 corners. do this for the tea bag and tea bag tab. This will ensure the fabric sits together nicely.
If you would like to add some embroidered words, do this before assembling. I have added some words using the word embroidery function on my sewing machine. If you do not have this function, you could do some free-motion embroidery!
Cut your ribbon or twine to approximately 8”. Sew the ribbon to the centre of the back piece of the tea bag and tab, on the wrong sides. This will help to keep the ribbon in the right place.
Pin the tea bag pieces with wrong sides together. Sew around the edge and trim oﬀ any excess fabric.
All ﬁnished, and ready for your next good book (or three!)