It may be hard to put down a good book but these lovely bookmarks will keep your page for you when you need a break. See how to make corner bookmarks using this easy bookmark sewing tutorial. And they are cute as a button!
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How To Make Corner Bookmarks
How fun are these! A stylish diy fabric corner bookmark that is a perfect gift for book lovers, teacher gifts, and hey, let's not forget about pretty holiday stocking fillers! You can sew these corner bookmarks from scrap fabric, or use any leftover square quilt blocks.
Using up your scrap stash, and no more folding book corners, a win-win if you ask me! And these adorable corner bookmarks will make a fabulous gift for any book lover. Treat yourself with a set, here's how to sew them up:
This is what you need to sew a corner bookmark:
- 3 pieces of 4" squares from quilting cotton, in matching or contrasting prints and colors
- 1 piece of thin interfacing (same 4" size) OR low-loft fusible fleece ( a smaller, 3 ½" square)
- plus, sewing machine, thread, scissors or rotary cutter and mat, iron, and a point turner
You can absolutely use scraps from your stash! If you use batting in place fo fusible interfacing, keep it the same size as the fabric pieces and baste to the back of the base piece.
Sewing Corner Bookmarks Video
Here's a video tutorial for sewing your corner bookmarks, then followed by image step-by-step photo tutorial here in this post.
How To Make Corner Bookmarks Tutorial
In this tutorial, the seam allowance is ¼".
Step 1 - Prepare the Pieces
- Cut the three fabric squares and one piece from interfacing or low-loft fusible fleece. I used Vilene H630 fusible fleece.
- Fuse it to the back of one fabric piece.
- Fold and press one fabric piece with WRONG sides together so as to form a triangle.
Your pieces are ready to stack and sew your new diy fabric corner bookmark!
Step 2 - Stack And Stitch
These are the stacking steps in your how to make corner bookmarks tutorial:
- Place the interfaced square right side up, then the triangle on top of it, with the raw side edges aligned.
- Place the third fabric piece with the right side down on top.
- Clip or pin the layers together.
- Sew around the square with a ¼" seam allowance, leaving a 1 to 2" opening at one side.
Step 3 - Trim Corners And Turn
Trim all four corners for easier turning, taking care not to clip into the seam. Turn right side out through the opening you left before. Make sure to poke out the corners - I used the tip of a brush. Press well.
Step 4 - Topstitch Your Diy Corner Bookmark
These diy corner bookmarks will make it incredibly easy for you to find the last chapter you read in your book. Just grab a few pages and slip it on to the corner of them and voila!
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