Ribbon Bookmark Project

Level: Easy

What you'll need:

  • Up to 50cm length of patterned ribbon, (this measurement will depend on the size of your book) we used offray
  • Novelty buttons
  • Hair ties
  • Sewing machine and thread


Step 1 - Cut a length of ribbon to twice the height of your book. (we used an a5 size diary and cut our ribbon to 40cm)

Step 2 - Fold one end of the ribbon under by 1cm, fold over again by another 1cm and sew along the edge of the fold, this is called a double fold hem.

Step 3 - Sew a button onto the front side of this hem. the doubled thickness of the hem will help give stability to the stitches holding the button.

Step 4 - On the other end of the ribbon, sew a double side hem, you will need to fold the hem over the hair tie. Take care when sewing the hem to not catch the hair tie in the sewing.

Step 5 - Place the ribbon through your book and hook the hair tie over the button on the front cover.



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