How to Make Lovely Fabric Scrap Bookmarks

How to Make Lovely Fabric Scrap Bookmarks


Do you have lots of fabric scraps? Me too! I have scraps from cutting pencil cases and coin purses for my Shop, plus I have scraps of the interfacing I use in the pencil cases. But recently I had an “A-ha” moment: all those scraps could combine to become bookmarks for the crafty stall at Creative Craft Retreat in a couple of weeks. So here’s how I made my Fabric Scrap Bookmarks.

scrap fabric bookmark

I started by cutting all my scraps into strips – two matching strips of each fabric. I didn’t measure them. I just used a rotary cutter and cutting mat to keep them approximately square. They are around 1-2 inches or 3-5cm wide and around 6-9 inches or 15-23cm long.

Next I ironed some interfacing onto the back of one of each pair of fabric then laid the two pieces together with wrong side together.

fabric scrap bookmark

Next, sew around the sides about 1/4″ or 5mm in from the edge.

Lastly, trim the edges with pinking shears and add a “V” of ribbon for prettiness!

fabric scrap bookmark ribbon

Alternative: You could put right sides together then turn them through if you wanted to. In this case, leave one end open for turning when you stitch, then iron and stitch the opening closed once you have turned through. Don’t use pinking shears on the edges, but you can still add the ribbon.

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Anyway, you might also love to watch this video tutorial on how to make fabric scrap bookmarks: