5 Minute Fabric Scrap Bookmark Sewing Tutorial (Perfect for Beginners or Kids)

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

Hello Friends! It’s been awhile since we did a quick and easy sewing project! I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. It’s quick, it’s easy, it makes an adorable gift or stocking stuffer and it uses up some fabric scraps! Winner winner! Earlier this week All Free Sewing contacted me and asked me if I had a quick and easy sewing project that would make a great Father’s Day gift for an ebook they are creating. Most of our sewing projects are pretty girly, and I’m leaving for SNAP on Wednesday and have a zillion and one things to get done before I leave. My first thought was “I don’t know if I’ll have time before I leave!” Sometimes being on a tight deadline produces the best projects. I had 30 minutes before I had to pick up the kids from daycare. By the time I walked out the door to get them I had thought up this project, whipped up a prototype and Instagrammed it! 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

Today I’m going to share it with you. Know someone who loves to read? Make them a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark the next time you need a quick and easy last minute gift! I think these would be great for teacher gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Father’s Day gifts, stocking stuffers, party favors, or hostess gifts! I shared instructions for a mass market size (the little pocket sized paperbacks), a trade paperback size (the bigger paperbacks) and a hardcover size. These would make cute gifts for kids too in fun, novelty fabrics!

This project is so simple that it makes a great “first time sewing” project. I think it would make a really cute first sewing project for kids too!

Read on for my 5 Minute Fabric Scrap Bookmark Sewing Tutorial.  

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

5 Minute Fabric Scrap Bookmark Sewing Tutorial  (Perfect for Beginners or Kids)

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

Materials-

-Fabric (For a small mass market paperback 4 inches by 16 inches, for a larger trade paperback 4 inches by 18 inches, for a hard cover 4 inches by 20 inches)

-Hair elastic in your favorite color

-Button

-Sewing machine

-Coordinating thread

-Needle (for sewing on button)

-Iron

Directions-

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

1. Cut out your fabric (For a small mass market paperback 4 inches by 16 inches, for a larger trade paperback 4 inches by 18 inches, for a hard cover 4 inches by 20 inches).

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

2. Fold fabric in half with pattern side of the fabric in the center. 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

3. Sew the fabric shut by stitching down the length of the fabric using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave the ends open so you can turn your tube right side out. 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

4. Flip your fabric right side out, then press your fabric with your iron so that the seam is running down the center on the back of the bookmark. 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

5. Now it’s time to finish off the ends of the bookmark. Fold one end over by 1/4 inch, press with your iron. Then fold over another 1/4 inch, press again and pin. Do this on both ends of your bookmark. On the end where you want the elastic loop, loop your elastic hair tie in before pinning. 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

6. Sew across your folded over edge to secure. 

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

7. On the side that doesn’t have the elastic, sew on your button. 

Voila! You have a pretty little bookmark that makes a great handmade gift!

What a great beginner sewing project idea! It would make a great kid's craft project too! This 5 minute sewing project gives you step by step instructions, with photos for each step, on how to make a 5 minute fabric scrap bookmark! These would make great teacher gift ideas, stocking stuffer ideas, or father's day or mother's day gifts!

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Tell me… What kind of fabric would you make your bookmark in? Who would you give this to? What’s your favorite handmade gift to give?



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'5 Minute Fabric Scrap Bookmark Sewing Tutorial (Perfect for Beginners or Kids)' have 5 comments

  1. May 12, 2016 @ 11:18 am Victoria Ess

    What a cute bookmark! I love that it ties to the book!

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  2. May 13, 2016 @ 12:04 pm Mary-the boondocks blog

    This is absolutely adorable. It would make a perfect gift for a bookworm. And I have plenty of those in my house. I am hosting a new link party, Sweet Inspiration and would love to have you join us. It runs Friday till Tuesday.
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  3. May 17, 2016 @ 6:55 am Laurie P

    These are great! a cute little craft to make with my girl, and she’d love to make some for a few people! It’s also an awesome way to use up the strips of scrap fabric we have here!

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  5. January 14, 2017 @ 5:58 pm Sandy

    Nice easy project. I added some iron on pellon to give a bit more body and lasting value. It’s a little harder to turn, but worth extra strength

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