I knew the second I saw these little faux-suede tassels EXACTLY what I wanted to make with them. Don’t you just love when a project assembles itself in your brain like that? I sure do!! Usually I have to put a little more thought and effort into coming up with a project. If you’ve been around here before, then you probably know know I have a fabric “issue”… as in TONS of fabric and scraps. I love a good scrap busting project and these scrap fabric bookmarks are a Great One!
Aren’t they cute? And those tassels add just the right touch! Here’s what you need to make your own scrap fabric bookmarks:
Twine or Ribbon
Step One: Gather your scraps and decide which pieces you want to use. Set aside
Step two: Cut your batting. You’ll need a 3 inch wide by 7.5 inch long rectangle.
Step three: Using the batting as the base, add your scrap pieces using the quilt-as-you-go method (See this post). This will be the top layer of your bookmark. Trim the top layer to 2.5 x 7 inches.
Step four: Cut a length of twine or ribbon and thread it through a mini tassel. Cut a strip of fabric for the back of your book mark, roughly 3 x 7.5 in size.
Step five: Take the top layer and the back piece and place them wrong sides together, so that the “pretty” side is sowing on both the back and the front. Match the top edge of the back and front pieces. Take your tassel and twine/ribbon and tuck the ends in so the tassel is hanging on the outside.
Step six: Top stitch around the bookmark at least twice. Trim off the access backing fabric.
I read a lot, and usually more than one physical book at a time, not to mention at least 2 on my kindle. So I might have gonna a little scrap fabric bookmarks making happy! They’re just too cute!