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Friday, July 16, 2010

Craft-a-day week - Bookmark

I'm a big reader, as you've seen in previous posts. And for all these books I read, sometimes simultaneously, I need bookmarks.
I recently found some fabric at the store that I fell in love with but had no idea what to do with it. Then inspiration hit me - I'll cut out the image and put it on a bookmark.

Very easy to make!
1. Cut out two strip of fabric (and interfacing if you want it a littler stiffer). I cut mine 3" x 7".
2. With right sides together, stitch the bottom and sides with a 1/4" allowance.
3. Clip corners and turn right side out.
4. For the tassel, I used instructions from WikiHow and matching embroidery thread.

5.Fold under the top raw edges of the bookmark about 1/4". Place the tassel in the center in between the fabric and stitch the top of the bookmark closed, securing the tassel.
6. To add the cat image to the bookmark, I ironed a piece of Heat-n-Bond to the back of the fabric and cut out the image.
7. Following the Heat-n-Bond instructions, I ironed the image onto the bookmark.

Now I have my own unique bookmark!
I'll be taking this evening off from crafting to play with my new computer. See you next week!


  1. here from ff and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
    Thanks :)

  2. Hi from New Friend Friday! Cute bookmark and it does look super easy. Those would make great gift!