Fabric Corner Bookmarks
Looking for an easy sewing project that you can make in less than 30 minutes? These fabric corner bookmarks are one of my favorite quick-sew projects to make with fabric scraps. You can make one for yourself or gift one to an avid reader in your life. Kids also love marking their pages with these fun fabric bookmarks!
- Two--5" squares of coordinating fabric
- 2-1/2x5" rectangle lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)
Note: If you have one 5" square, that’s all the fabric you need to make one bookmark. This project uses two 5" fabric squares to make two bookmarks with coordinating prints on the inside and outside.
Make a Fabric Corner Bookmark:
1. Stack and cut the 5" squares in half. Set aside half, which you can use for a second bookmark.
2. Optional: If you’d like your bookmark to have a little extra weight to it, iron fusible interfacing to the back side of your fabric. Press the shiny side of the interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.
3. Pin two fabric pieces together with right sides together. If you used interfacing, the interfacing should face out.
4. Stitch the fabric pieces together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2" gap on one long edge for turning.
5. Clip the corners close to the stitch line. This will make the bookmark less bulky when you turn it inside out.
6. Turn the bookmark inside out and use a sewing pin to pull out the corners. You can also use a pencil to poke the corners from the inside.
7. Press the bookmark flat with an iron, making sure the edges of the opened side are folded inward.
8. Stitch around the perimeter of the bookmark 1/8" from edge, securing the open side.
9. Fold the rectangle in half and pin one edge perpendicular to the folded edge you just made.
10. You now have two options to stitch this edge closed. Option 1 is to use a needle and thread to hand sew through both fabrics on the pinned side only. Option 2 is to take the bookmark back to your sewing machine and stitch through the pinned side. If you hand-stitch closed, your bookmark will lay a little flatter, but the machine sewing option is quicker.
11. Open the fabric into a triangle, with the seam you just stitched facing the back. Press.
12. Slip the fabric corner bookmark over the pages of your book, and enjoy this fun new way to mark your place! You can mark two pages at once, just by slipping several pages inside.
About the designer:
Lindsay Conner loves sewing with friends and teaching others how to quilt. She is the author of Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends (October 2013, Stash Books) and her creative work has been featured in various publications. A Midwest native, Lindsay recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two loveable cats, Murph and Chloe. You can follow her crafty ventures at Craft Buds and Lindsay Sews.
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