Learn how to sew easy and quick DIY bookmarks with this simple sewing tutorial. This project is perfect for any small scrap pieces of fabric you have in your fabric stash and makes a stylish and budget friendly gift. I love that these can be made in 10 minutes, so if you’re short on time but still want to make gifts for family and friends this Christmas – follow the easy steps below.
2 pieces of scrap fabric measuring 2.5” x 6.5” (6cm x 16.5cm)
2 pieces of interfacing measuring 2.5” x 6.5” (6cm x 16.5cm)
1 ribbon measuring 3” (7.5cm) long
Fuse the interfacing to the wrong sides of the fabric. It’s personal preference how heavy you want your interfacing to be, I like mine to be on the lighter side.
Fold the ribbon in half and clip it to the top centre with the right side of the fabric facing up.
Then place the other fabric piece on top of this, with the right side facing down and clip around the edges. Sew around all the edges with a 1cm seam allowance but leave a 2” gap along one side.
Snip all four corners to give a sharper finish.
Turn out the entire bookmark through the gap that we left and either slip stitch or topstitch all the edges to close the gap we left.
Your DIY bookmark is now finished! It’s such an easy gift to sew and makes the perfect thoughtful present for loved ones. I also like to incorporate a quilted detail on the front, which can either be sewn at the beginning or the end of the project. I’d love to hear what you think of this quick tutorial, so be sure to leave a comment down below.
Watch The Sew Along Tutorial here!
There’s also one more variation to try – a square corner bookmark!