Fabric Page-Corner Bookmark

For the love of books … and the bookmarks we need! Whether it’s “War & Peace”, your favourite cookbook or something from Dr Seuss – bookmarks come in handy.

Check out this simple DIY for a cute bookmark perfect for holding your place for your next reading adventure.


Note: this is enough to make 10 bookmarks

  • .1m each of 3 coordinating cotton fabrics (115cm / 45” wide) – or more to allow for “feature” prints as noted below
  • .4m of lightweight fusible interfacing (50cm / 20” wide)
  • Thread
  • Scissor or Rotary Cutter & Mat
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

You will need 3 cotton squares and 2 interfacing squares to make each bookmark. You should be able to cut 10 squares out of each .1m of fabric, but if you wish to “feature” any particular part of a print you will need to buy extra fabric so that you will be able to cut your squares strategically.

What To Do

Step 1: Cut 3 cotton squares approximately 10cm (4”) each. You can adjust the size up or down if you wish.

Step 2: Cut 2 interfacing squares just slightly smaller than the cotton squares.

Step 3: Press the fusible interfacing squares onto the wrong sides of the front and front flap squares.

Step 4: Fold the front flap piece into a triangle wrong sides together and press.

Step 5: Stack the pieces as follows from bottom up: front side (face up), front flap (preferred side up and aligned with the upper right corner), back side (face down). Pin in place.

Step 6: Using about a 1cm (3/8”) seam allowance, stitch the layers together leaving a 5cm (2”) opening for turning along the bottom edge.

Step 7: Trim the four corners and turn right side out.

Step 8: Fold the bottom seam allowance inside and press flat.

Step 9: Edge stitch around all four sides of the bookmark …and enjoy!

Choose your favourite prints or have fun with mixing and matching solids with prints. Make some for yourself and make some as gifts, too!

We’d love to see your creations! Be sure to tag us on social media @fabriclandontario or use the hashtag #sewsnapandshare.

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