Don’t Bug Me I’m Reading

Categories: Books and Sewing.

With the weather on the change you might be spending more time reading or maybe you are making some quick and easy Christmas gifts.  Our temperatures have cooled right down and overnight they are dipping down to around 7 Celsius.

This little bookmark is a great little thing to make and it won’t slip out when you pack your book in your bag or carry it from room to room.   I just happened to have some ladybug material in my stash so called it a bug bookmark, but of course you can use any material that you have.

You need a strip of material, 30-32 cm. long (12 to 14 inches) and 9-10 cm. wide (about 4 inches).  This will make a bookmarker that will fit a paperback sized book or one slightly bigger.  You also need a button that co-ordinates with your material and a mid size hair elastic.

Directions:

Fold the material in half lengthwise, right sides together, and sew a seam around the edges. Leave one end open so you can turn the material right sides out.
Once the material is facing right way out, top stitch around all the edges, folding in the edge you left open.
Fold one end of the strip over the hair elastic and sew in place.
Sew a bug button on the other end. The colouring of this button did not come out right as the flash of the camera changed it.

 There is a print friendly version here.

Mark your place in the book by stretching the elastic to go over the button. 
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 This bookmark won’t slip or fall out of your book.  I added a cute little tag as I plan to make some more and give them as gifts.

For a regular sized library book I used fabric that was about 45 cm. long.

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You can make these any length you wish to fit specific books, just by measuring around your book and adding a bit more for seam allowance.

This is a little craft that makes a great gift for a teacher, to slip into an envelope and include with a greeting card, a stocking stuffer or it is a great craft show item.

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