I’ve always had a deep love of reading, so it seems fitting to honor that love with a heart-shape bookmark that sweetly marks the corner of the page you’re on!
This entire year I’ll be making a bookmark a month (with a free pattern, of course!) and sharing my reading list! You can find my reading list at the end of the blog!
- 4 — 2.5″ squares of fabric
Finished bookmark: approx. 2″ square
Assemble the Bookmark:
1. Using an air-soluble marking pen, freehand draw a heart shape on one 2.5″ square. (I drew the sides of the heart 1.5″ long using a ruler, then added the top of the heart.) Note: the two sides of the heart must be at a 90-degree angle to fit around pages of a book. Layer this fabric square right sides together with a second square.
2. Using a short stitch length (I used 1.4 mm), sew on the drawn heart shape, leaving a 1/2″ opening for turning.
3. Use a scissors to trim 1/8″ outside the stitched line.
4. Turn the heart right side out, using the eraser end of a pencil to push the corners out. Press flat, pressing the open seam allowance inside the heart.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the remaining two squares to make a second heart.
6. Layer the hearts on top of each other.
7. Topstitch the sides of the hearts together (don’t sew the top of the heart). As you’re sewing, sew the open seams of the hearts closed as you topstitch.
And here’s my reading list for February! I’m reading a few sequels this month, so if you’re interested, make sure you check out the previous books first!
- Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
- The Killing Lessons by Saul Black
- The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
- The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
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Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,
What books are you reading now? I’m always on the lookout for more to add to my reading list!