**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
Do you need a cute bookmark to jazz up your summer reading? Paper is a wonderful and fun medium to work in, but you all know me, I love fabric. So, I decided to make a quick 'n easy bookmark, held together entirely by Heat 'n Bond iron on adhesive.
I prefer Heat'n Bond Ultrahold for projects that do not require sewing.
This is a fabulous way to use up all those small pieces of scrap fabric that you have laying around.
You will need:
* 2 pieces of fabric in the same print approx. 6-1/2" in length x 2- 1/2" in width
* 1 piece of contrasting fabric approx. 5-1/2" in length x 2" in width
* small piece of fabric for the flower embellishment approx. 2" x 2"
* 3 pieces of Heat 'n Bond that measure approx. 6-1/2" x 2-1/2", 5-1/2" x 2", 2" x 2"
* Draw a flower shape of your liking to the paper side of the 2 x 2" Heat 'n Bond piece.
Iron the 6-1/2" x 2-1/2" Heat 'n Bond strip to the wrong side of the fabric of the same size.
Iron the 5-1/2" x 2" Heat 'n Bond strip to the wrong side of the fabric of the same size.
Iron the 2" x 2" Heat 'n Bond piece to the wrong side of the fabric of the same size.
Remove the paper from the Heat 'n Bond on the 6-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of fabric. Fuse it to the wrong side of the remaining piece of fabric of the same size.
With rotary cutter, trim the larger piece to 6" x 2" and the smaller piece to 5-1/8" x 1-1/2".
Remove paper backing from the 5-1/8" piece and fuse it to the center of the 6" piece.
Cut out the flower, remove paper backing, and fuse it to the top of the bookmark.
You can embellish the flower center with a button if you wish or embellish it in any way you choose. I prefer to cut random shapes from other fused pieces of coordinating fabric and using it for the flower center to keep the bookmark flat. The choice is yours. Embellish away!
This is the completed bookmark.
A close-up of the flower.
This bookmark is fast and easy to make. I'd love receiving something like this tucked between the pages of a book that I received as a gift.
Just a thought...If you're a frequent visitor to the library, how about using this bookmark as a RAOK. How about attaching a tag to the back of the bookmark with a cute sentiment about kindness and passing it on and then tucking it into a random book on the library shelf. Imagine the delight of the person as they open the book to find a sweet sentiment from a stranger. Make this world a better place, one bookmark, one random act of kindness at a time!