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
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