Sewing Fabric Bookmarks ~ Are you learning how to sew? Are you looking for a beginner sewing project? Great because I have the perfect one for you!
Sewing a Fabric Bookmark
Isn’t the bookmark really cute? Want to know the best part? I sewed it! haha It’s ok to be proud of myself, right? Are you proud of me too? I sure hope so! If you’d like to make one too, just follow along the steps I used to make mine. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Sewing Fabric Bookmarks – Learning to Sew
– Fabric Scraps
– Fusible Fleece
– Fabric pencil
– Rectangle piece of paper (2.5″ x 6.5″ or whatever size bookmark you would like.)
– Pinking Shears
– Sewing Machine
Step 1: I took out the fabric that I was going to use to make the fabric bookmarks.
Step 2: I cut 5 pieces of fabric in various thicknesses.
Step 3: I arranged the pieces of the scrap fabric in the order I’d like to have them sewed together. I made sure to have my rectangle template close by to make sure that my arrangement was bigger than the template.
Step 4: I ironed down ¼” of the top edge of 4 of the pieces. (I did not iron the edge of the first piece.)
Step 5: Time to sew the pieces together. I proceeded by overlapping the second piece of fabric over the bottom portion of the first piece. I sewed it ¼” from the edge. I continued doing this until all 5 pieces were attached.
Step 6: Using the rectangle template I had, I cut down the pieces of fabric I had just sewn together a little bigger than the template. I also cut out the same size out of the fabric I was going to use for the back of the fabric bookmarks.
Step 7: I cut some fusible fleece. I placed it on the back of the scrap pieces and ironed it on. (Make sure to follow the instructions that come with the fusible fleece you have purchased.)
Step 8: I placed my rectangle template over the back of my back piece of fabric. I used a fabric pencil to trace the rectangle on it.
Step 9: I placed my scrap pieces of fabric face up and placed my back piece face down. (One over the other making sure the faces were face to each other.) I pinned them together.
Step 10: I sewed the pieces together leaving a 1″to an 1.5″ gap at the bottom. (I needed the gap in order to turn the pieces inside out after sewing.)
Step 11: I used scissors to cut off the corners.
Step 12: Using pinking shears, I cut around the bookmark.
Step 13: I used a chopstick to help me turn the bookmark right side out. The chopstick helps to poke out the corners. I proceeded by using my iron, making sure to tuck in the gap at the bottom.
Step 14: Last step! Time to bring the bookmark back to the sewing machine to sew around it ¼”.
And voilà we have ourselves some bookmarks!
If you liked this project, I bet you’ll like these sewing projects too!
I’m really happy with how the bookmark turned out! There’s something quite gratifying about sewing. You start with fabric and the final product can be just about anything. Love it! P.S. I have a great Sewing 101 Guide if ever you’d like to check it out.
Have yourself a FABULOUS day!
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