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Quick custom felt bookmarks made cheaply with a bit of felt and scraps!
I don't have much money this Christmas and wanted to make a present that could be customised for different people but also practical!

Forgive me if I miss things out or don't explain myself well, its my first tutorial!

In the tutorial I am making the fox bookmark.

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  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 1
    Step 1

    First gather things together.
    Cut a piece of card to approx 17cm x 3.5cm (made to fit the average softback book).
    Either print out a head design from the internet or draw a design.
    I just scribbled one here!
    Make the design no wider than the width of the card and probably about the same high. So in this case the head is about 3.5cm x 3.5cm.

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out head design and arrange on felt as I have done above the card, leaving about 3mm on the right hand side.

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 3
    Step 3

    Draw around head.
    Draw around card leaving about 3mm on all sides but draw a tail on opposite end to head.

    (Click on pic to enlarge to see what I mean)

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 4
    Step 4

    Flip the card over (leaving another 3mm from the dashed line).
    Draw around card but include legs either end.

    Cut out felt! (but not down dotted line!)

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put double sided tape (or glue) on card.
    Put in the centre of one side and fold felt over to cover (making sure there is still the 3mm gap).

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 6
    Step 6

    It should resemble this!

    Get a needle and thread and blanket stitch around the edge (what the extra 3mm border was allowing for!)
    and running stitch when you get to the legs/head/tail.

    The sewing is half for decoration half to sew up the open side.

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 7
    Step 7

    Decorate!
    Glue on bits of other coloured felt, or paint or draw on!

  • How to make a fabric bookmark. Cute Felt Bookmark - Step 8
    Step 8

    Put in book!

    Other ones I have done are a black dog and a pangolin (with him curled at the bottom and his tail wrapping around the top of the book - see other pics!)

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Triceratops
Triceratops · Richmond, Virginia, US · 15 projects
What book did you put in the tut?
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Sarah
Sarah · Erfurt, Thuringia, DE · 110 projects
sooo cute !! Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
really cute, thanks for the tute and the sharing!
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