What’s the Project? Want to make your own bookmark in about 5 minutes? This cute bookmark is one of the easiest sewing patterns you will find and perfect for a beginning sewer to try. This only takes a scrap of fabric and is a fun project for kids and teens!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again! I LOVE summertime!
And one of the best parts of summer for me is reading. (And if you love reading too, be sure to check out these fun book recommendations!)
So…to fit with that theme, I’ve got a VERY quick and easy sewing project for you. It’s a bookmark that won’t fall out. It should take an experienced sewer about 5 minutes to make. Even a beginner can pull this baby off. I promise! And it’s fun to make your own bookmark!
It wraps around the book so that even if your kiddos pick your book up or if fall off your night stand, you won’t lose your page! (I need to make more of these!)
And, to make it ever more fun, I made mine reversible. So I can have a different bookmark depending on my mood.
Want to make your own bookmark too? I know you can do it!
Easy-to-Sew Bookmark Pattern
- Scraps of fabric
- Small piece of elastic (mine was 1/2 inch wide but really, most any width will do)
- Cut out 2 pieces of fabric that are about 3 inches wide by 12 inches wide. (Really you can vary this if you want-depending on how big or small you want your bookmark.)
- Cut your elastic about 8 inches long.
- Sew your fabric with right sides together. Sew up the two long sides.
- Turn it right side out and press it flat.
- Insert your elastic at the end and sew it in place.
- Do the same on the other end. And you’re done!
Watch for several more SUPER simple sewing tutorials this month!
Need some good reading suggestions to go with that new bookmark? Here are my favorite books!
Hope it’s a fun project to make your own bookmark.
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Thank you for the tutorial! I made one and it looks great, though I made it a bit too wide on one end so I used some hot glue to fix the edges to the other side of the bookmark that won’t be seen. Super pretty!
Rush Tea says
Nice one with just little read of your posts! Thank u very much..
I found this post after looking up the bookmark one. Great book recommendations! I also really enjoyed Mandy by Julie Andrews! Amazing that she hasn’t written anything as a follow up. I would read a little to my daughters each night before bed when they were young! They are grown up now, maybe I need to read it again! Thank you for reminding me of it!
I was making some of these for my younger sister because she hates paper bookmarks and I thought this would be a cheap and easy alternative (she does like them!). And we noticed these can also make good headbands!
Lacan Madea says
Is the book good?
Barb Clough says
Thanks so much for this – I’ve made a bunch for friends and family!
Hello Sewing says
So pretty!!! I linked to your Bookmark tutorial on Hello Sewing: https://hellosewing.com/30-fun-easy-sewing-projects-kids/
lol this is AWESOME!!! I can use up my scraps from Halloween!
Tris Everdeen says
this idea is great…… luv it!!
btw what is the name of the book??
I’m really interested in it after I read that page…..it sounds awesome….so could you plz name it?
It’s The Name of the Star
I love the idea amazing way to make gifts when did you start this blogging page???
It was March 2012.
Bookmark is great. Love it!
Bea Austin says
I love sewing.I am look for any fast and easy things to make for gifts. The BOOK MARK is so neat as I have a lot of scraps I’ll make some for Mother’s Day for gifts at my church.Love the BOOK MARK.Thank you some much
Great idea! I see we have the same taste in books. Jane Eyre is an all-time favorite and I love all of Kate Morton’s books. Have you ever read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield? That’s another great one.
Yes!! Read that one too!
I love this idea! I have made other bookmarks but none like this. What a great way to use up some scraps, too.
Pherbia Stephens says
This is such a wonderful idea. My great-grandchildren are being home schooled and I will supply each of them some so they will have no excuse for losing their place in their books. I also sew for needy children and will look into their needs for these. I am a 90 year old widow with time on my hands to do for others.
Good for you for serving others!
Love this idea! I made one last night & used a fabric iron on transfer sheet to print an image on one side of the bookmark too
That’s a good idea too 🙂