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Patchwork bookmark tutorial

I decided to make ‘thank you’ gifts for my children’s class teachers this Christmas, these bookmarks are quick and easy to make, a simple gift for anyone.

What you need: 

  • Scraps of material
  • Stiff interfacing
  • Scraps of ribbon

The cutting out bit…

Cut a 8″ x 2″ rectangle from the interfacing

Cut 8 squares measuring 2 3/4″ each


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The sewing part…

With rights sides together, sew 8 squares together along one side (this is just quicker than sewing them individually).

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This gives you four sets of two squares joined together.

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Take two and sew them together (right sides together) to form a strip with 4 squares.  Repeat with the remaining two.  Make sure your patterns alternate.

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Press the seams flat.  Then sew the two strips together, right sides together – leaving an opening at one of the short ends.   Trim the corners.

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Turn ‘right side out’ and insert the interfacing (trim it down if it’s a little too big).  Press and turn in the open seam.   Stick something pointy into the corners to make them sharper.

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Insert a folded piece of ribbon into the open end, then top stitch all around your bookmark – which will close the opening and secure the ribbon.

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Ta da!! A finished bookmark!


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