Make Fabric Scrap Bookmarks to use up your fabric stash and give a gift any reader would love. Make the bookmarks to have as a go-to in your gift closet for last-minute gifts. They are the perfect small thank you gift and they can be combined with a book or a book bag to create a larger gift. Best part is you get to use up every single scrap you have in your stash.
Materials for Fabric Scrap Bookmarks:
- Assorted coordinating fabric scraps
- Smooth Fusible Fabric Interfacing
- Stick Fusible Fabric Foundation (fusible webbing)
- Crafter’s Choice Poly-fil Polyester Fiberfill
- Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
- White wool felt
- Cotton muslin scraps
- Tiny alphabet rubber stamps and black pigment ink
- Black cording Embellishments of choice
- Sewing machine and thread
- Dritz Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mat
Instructions for Fabric Scrap Bookmarks:
- Start sewing the fabric scraps together patchwork style, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Use an iron and pressing surface to steam the seams open on the wrong side. I chose to patchwork my fabric scraps together at an angle.
- Keep going until you have a piece of fabric that is large enough to cut several 2 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ bookmarks from. I cut four fabric scrap bookmarks from a piece of 14″ x 12″ patchworked fabrics.
- Use the rotary cutter and mat to cut strips of Smooth and white wool felt into 2 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ strips.
- Now it’s time to make the heart “charm.” To make the stuffed heart, trace a heart shape on the wrong side of the fabric. Double the fabric over and cut two shapes out at once. Sew the shapes together with the sewing machine and thread leaving a 1/2″ open for stuffing. Lightly stuff the heart with Polyfil and sew the heart shape closed.
- Use a needle and thread to sew a 5″ piece of black cord to the center. Use the fabric glue to adhere an embellishment to the center “front” of the heart.
- Fuse a 5″ square of muslin to the Stick fusible webbing. Cut out into 2″ squares. Use the alphabet stamps and ink to stamp sentiments to each square. Use the iron and pressing surface to adhere the square to the bookmark. This will also heat set the ink. Now it’s time to assemble the bookmark. First, sew the edges of the stamped square to the bookmark to secure. Sandwich the Smooth the fabric strip and wool felt. Sew the edges together. Then, sew the end of the cord to the bookmark as shown with several stitches.
- These fabric scrap bookmarks can be used a great small gifts for neighbors, friends. co-workers, teachers. Use them for quilt guild swaps or anytime you need a great creative gift!