There’s nothing quite like reading an actual book and being able to flip the pages! If you love books, too, you’ll need a bookmark. So here’s how to sew fabric bookmarks to keep your place in your novel or journal.
You will want to check out how to sew a pen pocket for a journal so that you can always have your pen handy!
For a different type of bookmark, check out our flower elastic band bookmarks that stretch around your journal or book.
How to Make Simple Fabric Bookmarks
- Free Bookmark Template
- Fabric chalk marker or pencil
- Needle and thread
- Sewing machine
- Satin ribbon
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When choosing fabric, it’s better to choose thick fabric for the bookmark craft. Trace the rectangle pattern on the fabric for the bookmark. Trace the small round shapes on the felt to decorate the bookmark.
Place a small felt circle on a large felt circle. Position on the fabric bookmark. Sew all together, through the fabric. I did a simple running stitch around the side to secure it all together.
Cut a piece of satin ribbon (about 6 inches or more). Fold the ribbon into half and place the folded side of the ribbon on the other fabric rectangle to be used for the bookmark. Position it down at least 1 inch and pin in place if needed.
Place the felt-stitched fabric base on the top of the plain one. Remove the pin if used.
Use a sewing machine or hand stitch around all four sides.