DIY fabric bookmark tutorial

By Hatun Comak Saturday, September 19, 2020

Get your favourite fabric with a piece of ribbon and a little time for sewing, then you have the perfect way to mark your book page. Once you make one and see how easy it is, you will want to make many of them. It is a perfect gift for book lovers.


I prepared an easy step by step tutorial to make a fabric heart bookmark. So you can make your bookmarks and can be gifted for any special day.

Here we go!


  • Two pieces of fabric measuring 3" x 8"
  • Fusible interfacing measuring 2.5"× 7.5"
  • A piece of ribbon


  • Cut two pieces of fabric into 3" x 8" and one piece of fusible interfacing, a little smaller than your fabric.

  • Place the interfacing on one of the wrong side of the fabric piece and press with iron until the fusible interfacing is attaches.

  • Center the ribbon on the rights side of the top of the fabric piece and pin it. You can see it on the image below.
  • Place the fabric pieces right sides together.
  • Sew all around the fabric piece except the part you left for turning. Cut the corners and extra ribbon.

  • Turn it right side out. Iron it and straight stitch all around the bookmark. This gives it a finished look. You are finished now. 

DIY fabric bookmarks are great also as gifts. Choosing the right colors, you can make gifts for upcoming Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and some other special days. You even do not need a special day to give gifts. These fabric bookmarks are easy and practical to make. It takes ten minutes to finish one. It is also a great scrap buster. 
I also made another fabric bookmark, this time adding a heart on the tip of the ribbon. It also looks lovely. 

While making a fabric bookmark, you can add just a ribbon, or any shape you like or you can add applique on the bookmark.

Enjoy it!

Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .