{KISS How To} Personalized Bookmark

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Keepin’ It Super Simple!

Let’s face it, with a last name like Valentine – It’s a big holiday in my house!  So, I am starting my projects and thought that I would share a super simple one that will help eat up a few scraps.

Be Mine Bookmark

This project is for sewers all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


Basic Instructions:
  1. Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 felt 6 1/2″ long x 2 1/4″ wide.  Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to your pressed fabric to ”stiffen” the fabric and give it more texture.  Reserve felt for step 4.
  2. To personalize my bookmark, I created a small patch by layering felt and fabric.  Then added a few decorative stitches found standard on “Ellie”. (love her!)  Feel free to do this by hand.  Get creative- maybe one large initial, a heart, xoxo… anything works!  And if you don’t want to sew this part, print off something from clip art and Mod Podge it to the face of book mark.  Let’s face it- Mod Podge Rocks!
  3. Position and stitch your patch to the face of your bookmark.  I used straight stitch but feel free to use those fun stitches on your machine!
  4. Then layer the felt behind your front and sandwich your ribbon along the top center.  Join all layers together with a simple stitch.  Be sure to back-stitch over the ribbon for extra strength.
Be Mine Bookmark via thesewingloftblog.com

This is the perfect way to use up old left over fabric.

Remember, Keep It Super Simple!!

Happy Crafting!
**Remember, I love seeing your finished projects.  Be sure to share photos on my facebook page!
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  1. Jen ~ Passion-for-Parties.com says

    I am loving all of these cute little projects you’re coming up with!

  2. Maria Kitching (@MariaKitching1) says

    I Love, Love, Love these! Wish I could sew.

  3. Allison Sullivan says

    These are great!!

    I invite you to add this post (or any other Valentine’s Day posts) the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 party!


  4. adventuresindinner says

    Adorable! I hope you have many more Valentine’s ideas and can share them at my “Get Ready for Romance” Party on the 30th.

    So glad that you decided to join our Pin’Inspiration Thursday party this week 🙂

  5. momto8blog says

    so easy and so pretty!

  6. Lovely simple tutorial – cute bookmarks!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Your bookmarks are so cute! It would be a fun Valentine gift for my kid’s teachers. I found you through I Heart Naptime. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    So really cute, I gonna make me some bookmarks myself. I so love to sew. Have a project going on right now. Thanks for sharing this inspiration over at Sunday’s Best!

  9. love this so much! Thanks for the inspiration! I’m having a link party on my blog right now if you want to share this idea. Here’s the link if you’re interested. http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-54-and-link-party.html Have a lovely day, Maria

  10. SO cute! I love that little BEE 😀

  11. Even I can do this! 🙂

  12. Cute bookmarks. Good luck from Bacon Time 🙂

  13. What a neat idea!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Used this as inspiration for my Valentines gift! See how mine came out here:


  15. Wonder how long the mod Podge takes to dry? Do you have to iron it flat or smooth after putting the Mod Podge on? Great idea!