I’m making a point to read this year. I grew up as an absolutely avid reader and ended up with a BA in English Literature almost on accident (I kept taking unnecessary literature courses because who wouldn’t?!). After starting a family, though, I found that I had a hard time concentrating and felt guilty for taking the time to read a book when I should be doing something else. I got into audiobooks, and still love them, but nothing can take the place of actually reading. As part of my focus on happiness, I’m making the effort to slow down, pick up a book, and escape into a new world. This also means that I can grow my collection of bookmarks, starting with this Fabric Scraps and Faux Leather Bookmark.
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- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Faux Leather
- fabric scraps
- sewing machine
- embroidery floss
- Fabric Scraps Bookmark Design
I think I’ve mentioned roughly 100 times now that I’m working hard on using up every last scrap of craft supplies I have. This is both because supplies are harder to come by here and we have very little room to store them. It also helps me be more creative and I like that I’m not as wasteful as I used to be. You don’t need a ton of fabric scraps for this–the idea remains the same for three pieces or ten. Line the pieces up so that you can see each one.
Sew three lines through the fabric. This can be a bit tricky if you don’t attach the scraps together with straight pins, so I suggest using them.
Pull up the Fabric Scrap Bookmark design.
Line up the fabric piece so that you’re cutting out the bit you just sewed together. Cut out the faux leather pieces while you’re at it.
You can decide if you want two pieces of faux leather or just one. The faux leather is thin enough that the two pieces don’t bother me, but if you want it thinner, just use the one.
Sew all the pieces together. I just did lines across–it’s meant to be a scrappy bookmark, so it doesn’t need to be perfect (but you can obviously be cleaner if you want!).
Make a quick tassel out of your embroidery thread and your Fabric Scraps and Faux Leather Bookmark is finished! I’ll admit right here that Alice asked for this one with her beautiful brown eyes, so while I had meant it for me, it’s now holding her place in her latest unicorn book, so there’s more bookmark making in my future.
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