Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Easy Magnetic Scrap Fabric Bookmark Tutorial

I heard about magnetic bookmarks and wanted to make a couple for gifts. I looked for a tutorial online but couldn't find a simple one that used the materials I had at hand, mainly fabric scraps and old magnetic business cards stuck on the side of my fridge. :-)

Right after I figured out an easy way to make them I read on Patchwork Times that Judy is having a Hand Made Gifts contest.

I want a chance to win so I decided to write a new tutorial for these neat little bookmarks. They will be great tucked in a gift book or with a bookstore gift card. My first two are going to my Halloween loving daughter as a "just because" gift.

Here's what you need:

Two 2" X 3" pieces of 2-sided fusible stabilizer (I used Peltex)
1/2 of a magnetic business card cut into 2 pieces
Two strips of fabric at least 2" X 7"
Glue to stick the magnets on
Sewing machine


Place the two pieces of stabilizer (rough side facing up) on your ironing board about 1/4 inch apart

Cover with fabric strip and fuse

Turn over,  remove cellophane, cover with second fabric strip and fuse

Trim extra fabric off the ends and trim the sides if needed

Zigzag  or decorative stitch around the edge.  Glue the magnets on each end so they stick together when the bookmark is folded in half


gardenpat said...

Just linked on from Judy L's blog! What a great present idea!! My children and grandchildren are all avid readers and so I'm giving their families books for Christmas! What a great present to go with them!! Thanks!!

Michelle L. Momof11 said...

Cute! But be careful putting them with gift cards...the magnet might mess up the magnetic strip on the card!

jayayceeblog said...

So clever and so cute. Great idea!!!

Renee said...

Hi. I'm Renee. I found you via Judy's blog. Loved this bookmark idea and decided to try a variation of it and it is so cute and easy. I'm linking to you for the idea. Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a great day.



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