Make DIY No Sew Fabric Bookmarks using scraps of fabric, ribbon, felt, and card stock. If you’re looking for ideas to use items you probably have in your craft stash, these are quick and easy to make.
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I know that lots of reading is done using a Kindle, or a Nook, or some other electronic device. I love my Kindle and most of the time, I use that, but sometimes, if there is a book that I’m particularly interested in, I want to have the book for our reading library. That means I need a bookmark.
DIY Fabric Bookmarks
With Mother’s Day coming next month, these would be fun to include with a gift. Your older kids could help make them for a gift for their grandmothers.
Since I’m not going out doing shopping for craft supplies, I’ve been going through my craft stash finding ways to craft with what I have on hand. I have an assortment of fabric scraps that were just right for the diy no sew fabric bookmarks I had in mind.
Making these bookmarks is super simple and it doesn’t take long at all to make them.
How To Make No Sew Bookmarks
- Cut two strips of heavy card stock. Mine are 10″x2″.
- Staple the two pieces together at the top and bottom.
- Cut a fabric into a rectangle large enough to cover the card stock. Make sure that there is enough fabric to wrap around the card stock and enough to fold the ends.
- Spray the back side of the fabric with spray adhesive.
- Place the card stock strip onto the center of the fabric.
- Wrap the fabric over the card stock. Use a scraper to smooth out the fabric.
- Fold the end as if wrapping a present. Use hot glue to secure it in place. Repeat for other end.
- Cut two strips of ribbon to go around the top and bottom.
- Use hot glue on the back to hold the ribbon in place.
- Cut a strip of ribbon long enough to wrap down the front and back of the bookmark and hot glue it to the back.
- Add an embellishment to the spot at the top where the ribbons cross.
I made several different bookmarks using fabric that I found in my craft stash. This one is embellished with an easy to make slit felt flower. I’ll have a simple tutorial for making these flowers next week for our Spring Flowers Blog Hop.
The embellishment for the anchor patterned fabric is a piece of twine glued in a circular motion to a piece of card stock and trimmed.
The blue checked fabric is one of my favorites. I added a square of cream colored fabric with zig zag edges and topped that with a square of checked fabric to the middle of the bookmark.
I plan on saving a couple of these for myself and then adding them to gift baskets over the year.
If you don’t have any spray adhesive on hand, the fabric can be glued with hot glue, fabric glue, or even a glue stick.
Adding the flowers to the tops of the fabric bookmarks keeps them from sliding down inside of a book.
Supply List for No Sew Fabric Bookmarks
- Scrap Fabric
- Spray Adhesive
- Hot Glue
- Card Stock
- Paper Cutter
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Make Your Own No Sew Fabric Bookmarks
If you’re looking for an easy no sew project and you have have some fabric scraps, this is a simple craft for you. Since each one only takes about 5 minutes to make, you could spend an afternoon making lots of them to go into gift baskets.
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