This weekend, my sister did a little crafting in the studio and whipped up a small batch of bookmarks for everyone. She had a ton of little scraps tucked away in her stash, so she let the kids dig through them and chose which fabrics they wanted to use.
They came out so sweet! Especially the frayed edges – it makes them look like they’ve seen the insides of lots of books.
If you’d like to make your own, you’ll need:
- two 2.5″ x 6″ rectangles of fabric
- one 2.5″ x 6″ rectangle of interfacing
- a small length of ribbon
Sandwich the interfacing and the ribbon between the two rectangles of fabric (right sides facing out); pin. Then, using your sewing machine, zigzag stitch around the edges (Jaime went twice around each bookmark). Press with an iron, and voilà! This is good if you are looking for something to do with leftover scraps from a loved project.
As you can see, mine is already being put to good use. ~J