Monday, April 26, 2010

Homemade Book Marks

I have been talking with my friend Aimee, (you know the girl over at "homespun threads" and "on the lap") we are talking about what to include in some up coming give aways over at and one of things mentioned was bookmarks. Then my mind started turning and I wondered if I could come up with a creative way to make a book mark for myself. And here is how I did it! (Excuse the "non-perfectness" I am new at the whole sewing thing and have only had one class! But I think i am doing okay for starters especially since I didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine before now!)

Okay so first dis-assemble a Kleenex box.

see these piece's cut them off they will be your templates and the support of your book mark

now you should have 4 of those and then finish trimming the box up like shown below

use one of the templates to trace out six more. You should have 10 total now

Then trace out the template on some fabric and cut it. Make sure to leave your self enough room to sew it up.
Once you are ready to begin sewing be sure to keep the fabric turned backwards so you can turn it right side in once you are finished, and making sure to not sew the top up!
Once the fabric is sewn up and turned right side in. Insert the cardboard support and fold the fabric into the book mark.
Now you can sew around the whole book mark making sure it is all closed up.

So Here is the finished product! I am sure there is a much easier and neater way to do this but for now I am happy with how it all turned out!


  1. That is SEW cool. I am very impressed. Maybe even motivated to finish Tammy's herbal rice bag (later)! You gotta show these to Afton. We have Lauren's machine here for a while.

  2. P.S. I'd like to see the book! :-)

  3. Thanks Lisa! And the book is cute also. Justus got it for a birthday gift, I think you would appreciate it and maybe even want one for Emma!


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