Hi Everybody! I’m Amanda, and I’m so excited to be able to guest post and share this fun and simple DIY project with you! It’s the perfect little gift for your kids, book club, or yourself. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it uses up some of those pesky scraps you’ve got hanging around your sewing room.
A little peek at the shabby fabric bookmark we’ll be making.
First, gather your supplies. You’ll need some fabric (scraps work great) as well as some chipboard. I recommend using an old cereal box or something like that.
Next you’ll need to cut your pieces out. From the chipboard cut one piece that is about 7 3/4” x 1 1/4”. From your fabric cut two pieces that are each 8 1/2” x 2”.
Next place your fabric pieces right side together and sew around three sides (two long and one short) with a scant 1/4” seam allowance.
Through the open end of your bookmark, carefully slide your chipboard piece into the middle of the fabric.
Sew up the open end with a scant 1/4” seam allowance. Next, using your smallest pair of scissors (or being extra careful with some giant ones!), snip all around your bookmark, being certain to not cut through your stitching. This creates a cute fringe.
And that’s all there is to it! You’ve got yourself a cute shabby fabric bookmark to keep or give!
And don’t hesitate to stop on by Ninth Street Notions to say hi and check out some of my other sewing tutorials like my upcycled circle skirt from a vintage sheet or my craft projects like this fun button wreath!