Welcome to our second kids sewing project with Singer. Today Bella and I are making a bookmark. I do hope you are sewing along with us! This bookmark is a great project for boys and girls. The best part is that these bookmarks would make a useful and appreciated gift for a teacher. Stay tuned, Bella and I will be sharing a clever way to add a message to a teacher right on the bookmark!
So if you are encouraging a sewer and a reader, here is the perfect project!
How to sew a bookmark
Singer has made us a printable pattern.
This is a great project to use up those fabric scraps. All you need is two 3” X 18” rectangles of print fabric and a 2 ½” X 8 ½” rectangle of medium weight fusible interfacing. A fabric marketing tool and corner turner (or chop stick) will be helpful. We used a glittery fat quarter from Riley Blake.
Cut two 3” X 9” rectangles of print fabric and a 2 ½” X 8 ½” rectangle of medium weight fusible interfacing. It was easiest for Bella if I drew lines for her to cut on with a disappearing fabric marker.
Iron interfacing according to manufacturer instructions to the back of one of the fabric rectangles.
Place right sides together. Mark a two inch opening along one side that will NOT be sewn. This allows for turning the bookmark inside out.
Clip corners, being very careful to not clip any stitching.
Turn bookmark right side out. A chopstick can help get the corners.
Press bookmark, making sure opening is tucked evenly into the side. Stich along the outside edge of the bookmark being sure to sew the opening shut. We worked hard on stopping at corners, lowering needle into the fabric, raising presser foot, turning, and then lowering presser foot and begin sewing again.
Tadah! Finished! Read on sewers!