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Beautiful Handmade Bookmarks {teacher appreciation}

We are thrilled to be a part of Skip To My Lou’s Teacher Appreciation roundup! What a fabulous group to be a part of (and what a fabulous blog to be featured on!).

At Little Birdie Secrets, we love making gifts that are from the heart, but don’t break the bank (or take too much time!). We hope this cute and quick gift idea will be just that for your child’s teacher!

Spring is trying to spring here in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s not very successful. But I’m going to bring a little spring to my son’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week in the form of a flower fabric bookmark. They’re so super easy to make, and they’re a great fabric stash buster!

Fabric Bookmark Tutorial for Teacher Appreciation Week

Supplies:

*Fabric cut to 4″ x 8″
*Fusible interfacing cut to 3.75″ x 7.75″
*Fabric strip for flower cut to about 1.25″ x 42″
*Coordinating thread and sewing machine
*Fabric glue
*Coordinating button
*Needle and thread

How to make a fabric bookmark

1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, iron fusible interfacing to wrong side of fabric piece.

2. Fold fabric piece in half width-wise, right sides together.

3. Sew across bottom edge and up side edge.

4. Clip corners and turn inside out. Use a pencil to gently push out corners.

5. Fold ends of open end in about 1/2″.

6. Top stitch around all four sides, close to the edge, closing up open end.

Make a fabric Rose

7. Create a fabric rosette with your long strip of coordinating fabric and fabric glue (see tutorial here). Hand sew a button in the middle.

8. Glue the fabric flower to the top of the bookmark with fabric glue. That’s it!


Thank you to all the teachers out there who put so much of their time and themselves into nurturing our children!

Don’t miss these fabulous teacher appreciation ideas!

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