It’s D.I.Y. Time. again, where every Friday I try to post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be VERY REWARDING. Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. This tutorial is for my friend Jolie’s daughter, Kaitlyn, age 10, who inspired me today to share this. This is a great first tutorial, as it’s small, quick, and has straight lines, if you are one who hasn’t sewn before.
I love using scraps, materials, old clothes, and fabrics in delightful and interesting ways. Fabric can just be plain FUN! Fabric can be an open and clean slate, ready to be worked and experimented with.
I tried a few different ways of making homemade book markers. This is my favorite way, and the most efficient way I found. I used to insert the sturdy part into a slot, but now I just sew it right in. This makes it WAY easier in my book. Let me know if you have an idea to create these in a simpler way.
Easy Repurposed Fabric Book Marker Tutorial Instructions
What You’ll Need:
- 1 scrap of WASHED fun fabric (it has to be fun!) or repurposed fabric, I used approximately 5”x7” of some old clothing.
- one scrap of (non fusible) interfacing or jean material 2 1/2”x7”
- sewing machine
- matching thread
**Update 5/2/12: Look what Kaitlyn made with this tutorial:
What projects are you currently working on? Have you tried to make your own snack bags?