One of the projects showcased in this week's features, was a set of fabric bookmarks, made by Stephanie from Swoodson Says. I thought these would make great, little gifts - perfect for the book lovers in my family.
And so, following Stephanie's How to Make a Simple Fabric Bookmark tutorial, I whipped up a few, using scraps of fabric and remnants of a pair of pre-loved jeans. They are super quick and easy to make. Choosing which fabric scraps to use took more time than actually sewing the bookmarks.
How to Make a Simple Fabric Bookmark by Stephanie, from Swoodson Says
Stephanie backed her bookmarks (photo directly above) with scraps of denim, but suggested jeans would be a good alternative. I have a tonne of pre-loved jeans waiting to be re-purposed - perfect!
I omitted the quilting lines from the tutorial. You could, however, use these as a way of practising free motion quilting.
Felt Valentine Bookmarks Tutorial by Kay, from Jerry and Kay
Quite some time ago, Kay, from Jerry and Kay, also added a set of bookmarks to the ongoing link parties - Threading Your Way with Threading My Way. Kay has a tutorial showing how to make her Valentines bookmarks with felt and embroidery.
Ten Minute Fabric Bookmarks Tutorial by Stephanie, from Swoodson Says for So Sew Easy
Stephanie has also written a second tutorial, showing another two ways to make simple ten minute bookmarks.
If you are looking for a quick and easy sew, bookmarks might just fit the bill. I've found a few fabric bookmark tutorials, ranging from super easy to ones involving embroidery and appliqué. I think some of the easy ones would be a great project for a child who is learning to sew.
- Dress Bookmarks - with elastic to hold in place
- Scrappy Bookmarks
- Scrappy Fabric Bookmarks
- Linen Bookmark - with stitched message, appliqué and scribbly stitching
- Fabric and Ribbon Bookmarks
- Fabric Bookmarks
- Easy Scrappy Bookmarks
- Fabric Bookmark - with cardboard insert
- Quilted Look Fabric Bookmark
- Scrap Savvy Bookmark
- Wood and Fabric Bookmarks
- Zakka Bookmark
- Sew a Simple Bookmark
- Felt Embroidered Bookmark
- Selvedge Bookmarks
- Denim and Lace Bookmarks
- Gingham Bookmarks
- Felt and Fabric Bookmarks - with tassel
- Birdie Bookworm Bookmark - embroidery pattern included
- Valentine Bookmarks
- Personalised Fabric Bookmark
- Button, Hair Elastic and Ribbon Bookmark
I'm feeling super pleased with myself. Five more little gifts made for Christmas. They're not complicated or fancy schmancy. A quick and easy project - just what I needed as a break from the robot quilt.
There is also a giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop for a mini charm pack of the winner's choice.