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Beautiful Handmade Bookmarks {teacher appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 22, 2011  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

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


*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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    Friday, October 17th, 2014
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  20. Amanda
    Friday, May 11th, 2012
    My girls made these for their teachers for teacher appreciation day. We enjoyed making them so much we made some for the Grandma's. Thank you for sharing!
  21. Sunday, February 12th, 2012
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  22. Angie Halaacy
    Friday, December 9th, 2011
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  23. Monday, May 23rd, 2011
    Made for last day of school! Thanks for the cute idea!!
  24. Thursday, May 5th, 2011
    Made these today for teacher appreciation! Will post on my blog later. Thanks!
  25. Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
    Great idea. Made them today. http://savegreenbeinggreen.blogspot.com/2011/05/193-make-fabric-bookmarks-with-leftover.html
  26. Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    Thanks for this tutorial! I just learning to sew and found this to be easy to make and oh-so-cute! I had the wrong interfacing, but used your info to get started and adapted it as needed. Shared it on my blog along with a link to you: http://escape2stamp.blogspot.com/p/how-to.html
  27. Lisa
    Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    I'm addicted to making rosettes! This is perfect when there are several teachers to appreciate. And what teacher doesn't like to read?!? Thanks for the idea!
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    Sunday, May 1st, 2011
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  29. Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    I made them! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  30. Monday, April 25th, 2011
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  32. Sunday, April 24th, 2011
    I would LOVE to receive one of these for teacher appreciation! And am planning on making them for next year's support staff appreciation.
  33. Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    I love this idea! Such a pretty way to make a bookmark, maybe it would remind me how much I love to read. :)
  34. Gretchen
    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    These are awesome, perfect teacher appreciation or for my book club! Can't wait to make some!! Thank you for the tutorial!
  35. Tara
    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    I love these!! I am going to make a dozen starting Monday :) Thank you for the beautifully simple gift idea!
  36. Monette
    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    Yup! this is it! I have been looking for ideas and all of them are adorable! I will make one for my bible too. :) Thank you so much!
  37. Terrena
    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    Cute, cute, cute! I will take a dozen. :)
  38. Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
    What a wonderful idea!!