How To Make Fabric Corner Bookmarks

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Our house is a family of readers. But none of us tend to finish a book in one sitting, so we also love a good bookmark. It is not really cool to bend over the corners of a page in books to mark your place. So here is a great sewing tutorial that will help you mark your book whilst reducing the size of your fabric scrap pile. Here is how to make fabric corner bookmarks!

How To Make Fabric Corner Bookmarks

As you may know, I love to find easy sewing tutorials that use up all your fabric scraps. And this one for DIY corner bookmarks is perfect as it can use up any piece that is around 10cm (4 inches) square. Furthermore, it’s an easy DIY project that doesn’t take up too much time. And most beginners could master this project, which is great for confidence building.

Love using scraps? See this post for a mega post full of scrap fabric busting tutorials.

But let’s get on and make some fabric bookmarks!

For Each Fabric Bookmark You Will Need

Materials needed for DIY corner bookmarks

  • Fabric – I have a lot of cotton, but you could use pretty much any fabric.
  • Fusible Interfacing – especially if you have thinner fabric.
  • Cotton thread
  • Scissors (or a rotary cutter), pins and a ruler
  • A Sewing machine

How To Make A Corner Bookmark

Cute out 3 squares of fabric and 3 squares of interfacing – each 10cm (3.5inches) square.

Pieces for DIY corner bookmarks

Using a hot iron without steam, bond the fusible interfacing onto the wrong sides of each square. 

Fusible interfacing bonded onto corner bookmark pieces

Fold one of the squares wrong sides together diagonally into a triangle shape and press

Folding corner piece

Layer the pieces – one square right side up, then the folded triangle, then the second square right side down.

Layering the bookmark

Sew all the way around with a 1cm seam allowance. Leave a gap for turning, pivot at the corners and remember to reinforce by back stitching at the beginning and end of your stitches.

Layers sewn together

Clip your corners off to help the finished corners be neat.

Corners clipped

Turn the whole piece the right way out through the turning gap. Push out the corners, and give it a good press

Turned out and pressed

Take it back to your sewing machine and sew a scant line of topstitching all around the edge. This closes the turning gap and gives the bookmark a more professional finish. 

Topstitching the bookmark

TIP: You may need a walking foot or hump tool to help with pressing around the edge as this can be quite bulky to sew.

Your corner bookmarks are done!

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Make these in all the fabrics, they are brilliant to sell, make wonderful teacher gifts, and are a great little stocking filler idea for Christmas and birthdays.

Happy sewing!

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13 Replies to “How To Make Fabric Corner Bookmarks”

  1. Esmé Slabbert says:

    This is so cute and I love it. Never seen something similar before.
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  2. Niki | Life as a LEO Wife says:

    These looks so cute! I’ll definitely be trying to make a few. I’ve only made 4 sewing projects (several of each one), but this looks easy enough for me lol. I’m visiting from Creatively Beth’s link party. I’d love to have you come over & share on Crafty Creators Link Party, open Thursdays at 6am through Monday nights. I think my readers would love to see your posts! My other party, Happiness is Homemade opens tomorrow (Sun-Thurs), & you’re welcome to share on both parties as they have different audiences. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Niki – yes, as far as sewing projects go they are pretty simple.

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  3. vicki says:

    Wonderful project. Would be a great stocking stuffer Idea! Thank you so much for sharing this great idea.

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! Yes, I have made these as teacher gifts before too!

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  4. Pam says:

    This is so adorable. I’ve seen these made with paper, but I don’t think I’ve seen them made with fabric before. I’ll be featuring it today at Thursday Favorite Things (starting at 10:00 a.m. CST.) Thanks for sharing this great post with us!

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  5. MusicalMom says:

    These are lovely, and so much simpler (or the process is explained better) than other similar posts I’ve seen elsewhere. Thank you!

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