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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.
But let’s get on and make some fabric bookmarks!
For Each Fabric Bookmark You Will Need
- 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.
Using a hot iron without steam, bond the fusible interfacing onto the wrong sides of each square.
Fold one of the squares wrong sides together diagonally into a triangle shape and press
Layer the pieces – one square right side up, then the folded triangle, then the second square right side down.
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.
Clip your corners off to help the finished corners be neat.
Turn the whole piece the right way out through the turning gap. Push out the corners, and give it a good press
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.
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!
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.
Love This Post With My Free Guide To Making A DIY Corner Bookmark From Your Fabric Scraps? Why Not Read Some Of My Other Sewing And Crafts Posts?
I love to show you really easy sewing projects that you can make. I have quite a few free sewing patterns here in my content. So why not read these other posts I have written?
- Zero Waste Projects For Your Home
- See my guide to starting a shop and setting up to selling on Etsy.
- How To Use Up All Your Fabric Scraps
- Things That Are Perfect To Sew And Sell
- Which Sewing Machines Are The Best?
I hope that this has given you some good ideas. Will you be making these scrap fabric corner bookmarks? I would love to hear how you get on! Let me know in the comments, or find me on social media
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