Scraps of FabricI cannot be the only one who has a big ‘ol bucket of fabric scraps . . . or two. I diligently fill my bucket with every last fabric scrap, certain that I will turn them into something beautiful. I have a long list of scrap projects in mind. Yet, my bucket is full and not much is made. That is until I created these DIY Fabric Bookmarks! This project is perfect because it requires only 4″ × 4″ pieces of fabric, you can use all scraps. They make the perfect gift. The only extra materials you need are a little interfacing and thread. Did I mention they are super fast to make?
Making Fabric Bookmarks
- (3) 4×4” squares of fabric. Your fabric can be all matching, different, or a mix. There is no right way to do it.
- (2) 4×4” squares of interfacing. Note: For interfacing, I prefer Pellon 911FF featherweight. It gives your bookmark a little flex, but enough stability to protect the pages of the books. I would not recommend getting anything lighter. If you want to use a stiffer interfacing it wouldn’t hurt the final product, it is just preference. You can always experiment with these if you have different types available at home.
i. Cut one square of interfacing in half diagonally to make a triangle. See photo below for reference. Note: You will only use one half of the triangle.
After you have cut all your pieces, it is time to start ironing the interfacing to your fabric.
- Using the fabric that you want to hang over the pages of the book, Iron the half triangle interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.
- Then iron the square in half over the interfacing. This will create a triangle of fabric with interfacing in the center, with right sides having an open seam.
- Using the fabric square that you want to be the back of the bookmark, iron the full square of interfacing to the wrong side of that fabric square.