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Don't throw those scraps away! Keep them and make this!
I hate wastage, so I don't like to throw away any of my scraps. I thought I'd use all the odds and ends I had lying around to make some bookmarks. You can make these out of paper or fabric scraps. The green one is fabric and the pink one is paper. You can choose to add the central stamped 'I love books' panel or leave it plain.

Posted by Libby W. from Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Libby W.'s 77 projects »
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  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay your scraps out on a piece of card or thick paper (the white piece you can see in the background), in the order you want. Glue them down. Don't worry if your backing card is bigger than your scraps, you can trim it later.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stamp a piece of paper and place it in the middle of your laid out scraps.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use your sewing machine to stitch the central panel down. I used a decorative feather style stitch.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Flip your bookmark over and lay out more scraps on the other side and glue them down. Sew round the edge in a rounded rectangle shape, through all three layers. Trim the leftovers to make a nice clean edge.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Punch a hole in the end of bookmark.

  • How to make a paper bookmark. Scrappy Bookmarks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make a tassel using the embroidery thread and yarn needle and loop through hole in the bookmark. Now place in your fave book and enjoy!

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Sanne D.
Sanne D. · Geel, Flanders, BE · 5 projects
So that's how you made my bookmark ;) I think I'll try and make one myself now
Libby W.
Libby W. · Stirling, Scotland, GB · 79 projects
Yup the pink/blue one is yours, Sanne and the green one I sent to Essex Debs.
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piefacetoldmeso
piefacetoldmeso · Dudley, England, GB · 19 projects
Brilliant idea. I have bags of fabric scraps Happy
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