I love giving a little something handmade with something store bought. It makes it just a little more personal and special. I don’t know how many coffee cup sleeves I’ve given along with a coffee shop gift card or travel cup. So many, in fact, I think just about everyone I know has one and it’s time for something new. These bookmarks can be made from fabric scraps, take no time at all and would be great paired with a book or bookstore gift card.
I made about two dozen of these, just using pieces of fabric from my scrap box. You need two 4” by 4” pieces of iron-on interfacing and three 4” by 4” squares of fabric. Cut one of the interfacing squares in half diagonally and save one half for your next bookmark.
Iron the triangle of interfacing onto the fabric you want for the corner. Iron the square of interfacing onto the piece you want to face the front behind the corner.
Fold the fabric with the triangle in half diagonally, where the interfacing edge is, and press.
Lay the square with interfacing on it face up. Add the triangle on top in the upper right corner.
Lay the other square on top, face down. Pin.
Stitch around the outer edge with a 1/4” seam allowance, leaving 1 – 1 1/2” open at the bottom. Clip the corners.
Turn right side out and press, turning in the opening.
Stitch all the way around, close to the outer edge.
Slide a gift card inside or slip it onto a book. This would also make a great little gift all by itself!