Date : May 2, 2021
Make May Gibbs Bookmarks With Recycled Fabric Offcuts
These May Gibbs Bookmarks are a craft you can make with recycled fabric and ribbon offcuts.
They offer a striking contrast to your book pages, and protect your pages instead of the good old page corner fold!
Reading during the cooler months of autumn can be a way to relax. Who doesn’t like to snuggle under a blanket with a good book?!
Bookmarks make it easy to keep your place when you need to focus on other activities.
If you were able to get your hands on the gorgeous May Gibbs fabrics at Spotlight, you will be able to make these bookmarks. But they can be made with other recycled offcuts of fabric too.
- May Gibbs fabric from Spotlight
- Heat ‘N’ Bond Tape
- Lead Pencil
- Fabric Scissors
- Zig Zag Pinking Shears
Instructions to make Fabric Bookmarks
- Use a ruler to measure 20cm length and 5cm width of material.
- Pencil mark 2 rectangles and cut out – your piece of fabric should be 20cm x 10cm.
- Fold the fabric in half. Give it a good iron if there are any creases in the fabric.
- Lay open your fabric and line the inside with the Heat ‘N’ Bond tape.
- Cut a small section of ribbon to insert inside the bookmark. Be sure to add Heat ‘N’ Bond on either side of the ribbon for a firm hold.
- Fold over the fabric and iron. Use a low dry heat to iron and hold in place for 2 seconds. You may need an adult to help you iron.
- Once the bookmark is sealed, you can use the pinking shears to cut a zig zag around the perimeter of your bookmark.
Make a few bookmarks for Mother’s Day. Mum will absolutely love this gift if she loves to read as well.
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.