If you’re sick of your kids folding the corners of their books to mark their page, or you’re simply wanting your own stylish bookmark, then this tutorial is perfect for you! These corner bookmarks slot perfectly over the corner of your book and can be made from a variety of fabric. This is also a perfect tutorial to use up any leftover fabric scraps or offcuts you might have. You could even use an old T-shirt or pants. We recommend using cotton fabric for these bookmarks, but you can also use any other fabric if you want.
This project is great for sewists of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
- Brother NV50S Sewing Machine
What you'll need:
- Sewing machine
- Thread in your colour choice
- Fabric 1 (6")
- Fabric 2 (6")
- Sewing scissors, or a rotary cutter & mat
- Ruler/measuring tape
- Pins or small clips
- Iron & wool pressing mat
- Purple thang or similar tool
- Frixion pen
- Starch spray
The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.
- From fabric 1, cut 2 x 4” squares.
- From fabric 2, cut 1 x 4” square.
- Cut 2 x 4” squares from your interfacing.
- Fold interfacing in half to form a triangle, cut along the fold line.
- Place one interfacing triangle into the corner of the wrong side of the fabric 2 square, fuse.
- Fold fabric 2 square in half over interfacing to form a triangle (wrong sides together), press with the iron.
- Lay out one square of fabric 1 with wrong side up and iron on your other interfacing square directly on top.
- Flip the square over so right side is facing up and place the fabric 2 triangle in one corner of the square.
- Place the second fabric 1 square face down on top.
- Mark a 2” gap with your frixion pen on one side to leave open.
- Sew around the entire perimeter using a 2.5mm stitch length and a ¼” seam allowance, leaving the 2” gap open.
- Clip each corner on a diagonal to reduce bulk.
- Turn right side out.
- Press flat with your iron.
- Top stitch around the perimeter edge using a 3mm stitch length and sew as close to the edge as possible.
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