I love reading just as much as I love sewing! I’m combining my hobbies this entire year by 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!
Cork fabric is so trendy now and I couldn’t resist jumping on the trend! I got my cork from Fabric Funhouse. It’s so easy to sew with and they have a variety of colors and patterns.
- 2 — 2 x 8″ rectangles of cork
- Binding clips
- 12″-long piece of embroidery floss
- Awl or yarn needle
Finished bookmark: 2 x 8″
Assemble the Bookmark:
1. Since the cork I was using had such a variety of pattern, I made a viewfinder by cutting a 2 x 8″ hole into a piece of paper, then laying it over the fabric to plan where to cut.
2. Because cork fabric will permanently have holes when punctured, use binding clips instead of pins to hold the two rectangles in place while sewing.
3. Place rectangles wrong sides together, then sew 1/8″ from all edges.
4. Use an awl or yarn needle to puncture a hole 1/2″ from the top of the bookmark and centered in the middle.
5. Thread the embroidery floss through, then tie in a knot at the top. Trim ends if desired.
And here’s my reading list for May!
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
- Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
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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!