Here's a simple little tutorial you can whip up just in time for Mother's Day.
Who wouldn't love to receive a pretty bookmark with a little gift card or special note tucked in a clear pocket?
Grab some scraps and let's get to work.
- 2 fabrics rectangles, 3.25inches x 7 inches
- 1 rectangle of mid-weight, fusible interfacing 2.5inches X 6.25 inches (I use Craft Fuse)
- 1 scrap piece of vinyl
- optional ribbon scrap
With right sides together, sew around all sides with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a small opening for turning on one short end.
Clip the corners, turn right-side-out and iron.
Fold interfacing in thirds and slide it inside the bookmark.
Then using a pen or knitting needle, flatten it out
Iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
If you are using a ribbon, fold it in half and insert the raw ends into the opening, pin in place.
Grab your vinyl scrap and lay it on top of bookmark. It should be about 3 inches tall. Don't worry about the width, you'll trim it later. It's best to have it hang over the sides, it makes it easier to sew.
Sewing with vinyl is like sewing oilcloth, it can be tricky. My walking foot had no problem at all with this. If you don't have a walking foot, there are some great tips HERE at sew, mama, sew.
With the vinyl in place, top-stitch all around, making sure to catch all the vinyl (this won't be a problem if you cut it larger than the bookmark) and close the opening you left for turning.
Add a gift card or note and you're done!
A sweet little gift for someone special.
Your mom, a friend, a favorite teacher....
Who will you give yours to?