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!

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Aren’t they cute? And those tassels add just the right touch! Here’s what you need to make your own scrap fabric bookmarks:

Scrap Fabric
Batting
Mini Tassels
Twine or Ribbon
Thread
Iron
Sewing Machine
Scissors

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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.

Trim the top layer to 2.5 x 7 inches.

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!

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42 Responses to 101 Handmade Days: Scrap Fabric Bookmarks

  1. These are super cute! I have a lot of fabric scraps as well and I’m never sure what to do with them. These bookmarks are much more aesthetically pleasing than the crumpled library receipts I’ve been using 🙂

  2. momwithf says:

    They’re lovely. I love their colors and patterns.

  3. Heather @ Designed to Thrive says:

    If only I wasn’t so intimidated by the sewing machine sitting in my closet! These are absolutely adorable 🙂

  4. Hmm, I’m thinking I need to make a bunch for gifts! Where did the tassels come from?

  5. These are so cute! I am in love with them. My daughter and I are both big time book worms so she would love something like this as a gift.

  6. Ally Fiesta says:

    I really love the idea of this because my best friend has scrapes and have been wanting to try something out! Definitely will pin this for her. 🙂

  7. Krista says:

    These are fantastic! I’ve never tried quilting anything, I have a lot of scraps I’m going to have to try this with.

  8. Patti Tucker says:

    These would make perfect stocking stuffers for readers (or those you’d like to get reading)!

  9. Cameron says:

    These are so cool. I work at a book publishing house, so these would be so fun to use around the office! I love that you’re taking the tassel trend in directions other than on clothing and jewelry. I love this project!

    Cameron Proffitt

  10. Julie says:

    So cute and it’s always good to find another idea for the endless supply of fabric scraps I seem to have. I know lots of people who still like a “real” book rather than an ereader (me included) so these would make lovely gifts.

  11. Heather says:

    This is so amazing!!!! I’ve been looking for a bookmark idea and this combines my love of quilting AND reading. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. Life Breath Present says:

    These really are cute! I like this idea so much, I just might make some fabric bookmarks myself 🙂

  13. Donna says:

    Very nice! What a great gift for an avid reader:).

  14. Shanice says:

    Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launched today and will continue every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night 😀 Hope you can party with us!

  15. Love your bookmarks Jennifer!
    Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! (#192)

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    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
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    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  31. These are beautiful. I used to sew almost everyday when I was younger, I my have to dust off my sewing machine and make these for the upcoming hoilday season as gifts.

  32. Linda says:

    These bookmarks are CUTE. LOVE ‘EM!! Pinned. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  33. These are so cute! I need to use up those fabric scraps and make some because these would be perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas.

  34. I love this idea (pinned it!) and the top two books in that stack are some of my favorites from my childhood (have them in a box for when my daughter gets old enough to read them!)

  35. I know more and more people are switching to e-readers, but I really do prefer an actual book–with a cover and pages. 😉 These are so cute! I’d love for you to share this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/05/fun-birthday-party-ideas-little-bird.html Hope to see you there!

  36. michellejames42 says:

    I absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  37. These are just darling, Jennifer! Wouldn’t these be great teacher gifts! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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