Updated: Nov 2, 2021
What happens when you combine your love of fabric and reading? Bookmarks, of course!
I've been seeing these super cute fabric bookmarks everywhere lately and I LOVE THEM. Here's why:
They are quick and easy to make.
Nothing is more frustrating then when a project promises to be quick & easy - then isn't. This, my friends, is the real deal of easy projects. Bonus points if you already have a few 4 inch squares lying around from another project!
Take three 4 inch squares.
Press one square in half.
Sew the three layers together (rights side together with triangle in the middle) leaving an opening to turn.
They look and feel amazing.
They add a sophisticated touch to reading. It doesn't matter if you're reading a hardcover classic or a Marvel comic, this bookmark ups your book game and makes reading so stylish. Like the difference in experience of an actual book compared to an electronic reader, utilizing a silky fabric bookmark creates an elevated experience for the user.
Plus... fabric. I love fabric. Caress-the-fabric-and-hold-it-to-your-face kinda love. This project is made for your favorite prints so you can carry them around with you anywhere you go!
They make great gifts.
A heartfelt, handmade gift in 5 minutes? Yes, please! Just because it didn't take years to make, doesn't mean it's any less special. Handmaking a gift is such a nice gesture to show someone you care.
I goofed and forgot to get my husband a anniversary gift. Oops. To show how contrite I was, I crafted a handmade gift in addition to a traditional gift to show him I do indeed still love him after 6 years.
My wonderful, amazing co-blogger and social media specialist fell in love with the print "Kitty Garden" from Dear Stella Fabrics. She won't know until she reads this, but she's getting a bookmark with that print and "Moonscape in Bellini" for being so great (and because it's so quick to make!).
If you usually get a Christmas present from me, you might just be getting a fabric bookmark this year. What a fun thing to look forward to family!
They preserve memories.
My kids are growing, as kids tend to do. From their closet, I was pulling clothes they've outgrown and just couldn't bear to part with some. Instead of donating, I cut squares out of the fabric and made bookmarks so I could treasure the memories associated with special outfits from when they were smaller.
Memory bears are a popular way to use clothes of a loved one who has died, but these fabric bookmarks would also make a cherished keepsake. You could tuck a bookmark into a bible or keep it with you in your current reads.
I hope this encourages you to create a fabric bookmark of your own.