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How To Sew Fabric Bookmarks
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- a 9 by 6 inch (=23cm x 15cm) large scrap of fabric
- a piece of fusible felt interfacing: 2 ½ inch x 8 ¼ inch (=6.5cm x 21cm) - i.e. in the finished bookmark size to avoid bulk on the stitching line)
- a few felt scraps in your favorite colors
- sewing machine or needle, pins, sewing thread, scissors
- optional: your free template with a few additional shapes to use - see below!
Bookmark Finished Size: 2 inch wide, 8 ¼ inch tall (= 5 x 21 cm).
Your FREE Template:
What you get:
- the basic bookmark template (although you can simply cut one using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat.) ...BUT
- what might be more helpful, are the 4 designs for felt cutouts I added, each in 3 sizes that match the bookmark template size:
- 5-point star
- 4-point star
Very handy for when you want to add diversity to your unique bookmarks!
CIRCLE SIZES: none should be larger in diameter than 2 inch (so it will fit to the background fabric). The template has 2 inch, 1.5 inch and 1 inch in diameter, but you don't need to stick to that dimensions.
Distribute them over one half of the fabric as you see fit. No rules here, have fun!
(I love using my 'birdie' pins for projects like this one. They are long (2"), thin and they lay flat, so pinning felt is a breeze!)
Sewing Tip: DO YOUR FELT CIRCLES OVERLAP?
What you need to make sure is you sew the lower-layer (i.e. the larger) circles first. You'll sew the top circles over those.
If it's too messy for you, you can finish each seam separately, off course.
Here comes the easy-sew trick. Follow along:
To push out the corners, use a point turning tool or something similar, like a chopstick, a knitting needle, or simply a pencil. Don't use anything sharp since it could make holes in your fabric.
Now's the time to press the fabric for a nice and crisp finish.
Save the bookmark sewing project for later:
Want More Free Patterns And Tutorials?
|Get This Pattern HERE.|