Friday, April 22, 2011

fabric bookmark tutorial {teacher appreciation gift idea}

Today 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!). Be sure to hop on over to Skip To My Lou for tons of great teacher appreciation ideas from top craft bloggers! Here's what we're sharing there today. . .
fabric flowers bookmarks
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

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.

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!

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20 Responses to “fabric bookmark tutorial {teacher appreciation gift idea}”

Devonay said...

What a cute idea! I love making fabric flowers... and I'm always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Muito lindo esse trabalho, parabéns!!!

Lauren said...

Love these! Kinda wish I had a sewing machine and skills...although I think I'd be able to handle this one!

Thanks for sharing!

jenni said...

This high school English teacher most certainly approves this gift! How charming!

Happy in red said...

Very clever!
Happy Easter!

the gathering girls said...

This is such a great idea....for mothers day too!!

Ida Sant'Anna said...

Maravilhoso, adorei!

Ida Sant'Anna said...

Adorei! Quero um.

mariella said...


Manu said...

So nice!!!

Miam said...

So Cute!

Anonymous said...

They turned out wonderfully. I can see many more gift giving opportunities. Paired with a book store gift card or a journal it would be a great birthday or holiday gift as well.

MommaWard said...

I love these! I'm going to let the littles choose fabrics and buttons. Then they can present the bookmarks to their teachers after I put them together. Thanks for another super cute project!

LaVonne said...

I love it. I am going to make some for gifts with books. :)

Thank you!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

seven thirty three said...

Such a good idea! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up! Thanks ladies!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. I am always looking for teach appreciation ideas

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I just created few bookmarks :-)

Bobi... said...

Just made these for my boys' teachers and for the librarians in their school library. I attatched a Dr. Seuss quote with them... "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Thank you for this great tutorial!

Ismail N said...

I'm definitely going to make this! Thanks for sharing! :D Hope you don't mind if I share this link with my readers.

splet said...

Great tutorial! Thanks! I wish I've discovered it sooner.

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