Tired of messing with those paper bookmarks that don’t do anything but get lost in all the shuffle? Why not take charge and make your own instead? These easy DIY corner bookmarks from fabric are a simple and easy sewing project that is totally useful, too! If you’re an avid reader like me, having multiple bookmarks that are sturdy and will hold up well is a must. I love these bookmarks because they make it super easy to keep my place and turn to where I left off. Plus, the corner design of these actually helps these stay in place much better than the flimsy paper ones.
How many books do you have right now on your nightstand? Be honest…I have several. And while I love reading multiple books at once, I hate having to dog-ear the pages when I’m needing to take a break. This is why these simple DIY bookmarks are really great to have. They’re fast and simple to make and do the perfect job of holding your page in each and every one of the books that you’re reading. They also make great gift ideas as well so don’t forget this bookmark tutorial when the holiday season rolls around.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THESE EASY DIY CORNER BOOKMARKS FROM FABRIC
- Scraps of fabric in one pattern (your main fabric), and 1 in a second pattern (your triangle)
- Lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)
- Point Turner
- Embroidery scissors
- Sewing Pins/Clips
- Rotary cutter and ruler
- Thread to match the fabric
HOW TO MAKE THESE EASY DIY CORNER BOOKMARKS FROM FABRIC
After you pick out some super cute fabric, start this Easy DIY Corner Bookmarks from Fabric sewing tutorial by measuring and cutting your fabric. Cut two 4”x 4” squares from your first (main) fabric and one 4”x 4” square in the fabric for your second (triangle.) If you want a stiffer bookmark, cut one 4”x 4” square of interfacing. I definitely recommend the interfacing as it helps make the bookmarks a little more durable.
To make the corner piece, fold the 4”x4” square in your second (triangle) fabric with the wrong sides together into a triangle. Press with a warm iron to make it lay flat.
To add the interfacing, grab your warm iron and fuse the interfacing onto the wrong side of one of the two pieces of your first (main) fabric. Layer your pieces as follows: Fabric one, right side up, corner piece, and then a second piece of fabric one, this time, right side down.
Once you have the corner bookmarks layered, pin or clip the pieces together. Now on this Easy DIY Corner Bookmarks from Fabric sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew. Using a 1/8” seam allowance, sew around the edges of the bookmark. Make sure to leave about a 3” gap on one side so you can turn them right-side out. We are about halfway through this fun sewing tutorial!
To get ready for turning, clip the corners of the bookmark. Be careful here so you don’t accidentally cut into the stitches you just sewed.
Using your turning tool, turn right side out. I suggest using a point turner as it helps make the points of the triangle nice and crisp quickly and easily.
Iron the bookmark with a warm iron and tuck in the opening. For the last step in this Easy DIY Corner Bookmark sewing tutorial, head back to your sewing machine and topstitch around all four sides to finish it off. Now you have a cute little corner fabric bookmark! Make some for yourself and some for your friends!
Are these corner bookmarks washable?
They are! Just be careful and put them in the gentle cycle when it’s time to clean them. You can also hand wash them as well.
In terms of drying, you might want to let them air dry just to be on the safe side. If they dry a bit wrinkled, you can always iron out the wrinkles as well.
How long does this corner bookmark sewing project take?
Minutes! That’s the best part. As long as you are prepared and have all the supplies and materials handy and ready to start, you can literally create this simple bookmark craft in just about 10 minutes of time! That means that you can really crank them out and make several in under an hour. Talk about a good use of time!
Fun Ways to Gift these Fabric Bookmarks
The best part about these fabric bookmarks is that they make a really great gift. You can easily make up these DIY bookmarks in no time at all. With the entire project taking just 10 minutes, these are great for a fast gift.
Another great idea is to have this as a fun crafting project for a birthday party activity as well. Can you imagine all the kiddos creating and learning how to stitch and sew? While you’d have to help them out with the sewing machine aspect of this simple craft, they’d be able to create something that they can keep with them forever.
Last, but not least, giving the gift of books is always a winning idea so why not add in a homemade bookmark as well. If you love to buy and gift books, just make up a bookmark and attach it at the top of the pages. The receiver of the gift will love having their own bookmark and never have to worry about losing their page ever again.
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- Cut two 4”x4” squares from your first (main) fabric and one 4”x4” square in the fabric for your second (triangle.)
- Cut one 4”x4” square of interfacing.
- To make the corner piece, fold the 4”x4” square in your second (triangle) fabric with wrong sides together into a triangle.
- Press with a warm iron.
- Using your warm iron, fuse interfacing onto the wrong side of one of the two pieces of your first (main) fabric.
- Pin or clip pieces together
- Using a 1/8” seam allowance, sew around the edges, leaving a 3” seam allowance at the bottom for turning.
- Clip your corners
- Turn right side out.
- Using a warm iron, iron bookmark, tucking in the opening.
- Topstitch around all four sides.
- Now you have a cute little fabric bookmark!
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