How to Make a Fabric Bookmarks Tutorial >> plus free printable for teacher gift.

make fabric bookmarks using fabric scraps
Last week I shared my leather book mark tutorial in which I showed my new found discovery of cutting leather on a silhouette machine (seriously awesome!). A month or so ago, the young women in our church held a auction fundraiser to raise money for girl camp. They asked for donations of homemade goods and I wanted to help, but I hadn't had much time to do many homemade projects. But alas, I remembered how quick fabric bookmarks were to make, so I whipped up a few from my fabric scraps stash. I was able to make enough to donate in about 30 minutes and it was kind of relaxing. These bookmarks would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to read or even as a teacher gift (see below for a printable to go with a teacher gift). 

I mean the bookmark would be the perfect addition to any of these beauty of classic book editions. I love this 10 set Puffin Classics. The perfect of every color. 
Puffin Classics 10 set edition Oh my goodness, I need these books on my bookshelves!!

Oh my goodness, I need these books on my bookshelves!!
And how about this Puffin Bloom collection with art by Anna Bond. Just stunning!
Oh my goodness, I need these books on my bookshelves!!

Anyway, back to the bookmarks...
Fabric bookmarks tutorial
Fabric bookmarks tutorial
Fabric bookmarks tutorial

How to Make A Fabric Bookmark Tutorial

Scrap fabric

Step 1:

decide the size of your book mark and cut two rectangles from your fabric. Then cut one rectangle from your interface but make it slightly smaller than your fabric rectangles. 

Step 2:

 Make a sandwich with your fabric and interface (interface and ribbon in the middle, but ribbon sticking out the top- like a carrot : ). Cut your fabric with pinking shears (you don't have to do this, but it'll keep the fabric from fraying).

Step 3: 

Sew around the outer edge of your bookmark. For a quilted look, sew around more lines inside the bookmark (see bookmark below). And that's it. See below for a printable to make it a teacher gift. 
Fabric bookmarks tutorial
Free printable for teacher gift and bookmark tutorial
For bonus points, buy some sporting fabric of your friends favorite team and score major points:
Fabric bookmarks tutorial using favorite sports team fabric

 photo HAVASIG copy1_zpsuqfffyef.jpg
make sure to check out my leather bookmark tutorial

Like what you read? check us out and follow us
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
*we'll be possibly sharing this post at one of these blog parties


  1. I love the BYU fabric! And I love using the ones you gave me for my birthday. So cute.

  2. Great project for the kids to make themselves! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial: --Anne

  3. Love it! I am definitely going to try this!


We LOVE hearing what you think. Thank you for your sweet comments!