I made these bookmarks earlier today using my never ending supply of fabric scraps.
I don't like wasting fabric or any other craft materials because they're so expensive and this usually means that I tend to keep every little bit of fabric, felt, paper, wool, etc.
These bookmarks were fun and easy to make although a little time consuming but I think the end result makes it worth it.
I used a long strip of old curtain fabric as my foundation piece and lots of small strips of fabric. These should be wider than your foundation piece.
Starting at one end of the foundation piece place 2 pieces of fabric righ sides together and sew as shown in the picture below.
Fold up the top strip and press the seam with a warm iron.
Follow this method to cover the whole foundation strip making sure you press each seam before adding the next strip of fabric.
Once the foundation piece is covered, trim the sides and press again to make everything neat.
This is what mine looked like.
When this is done create a bookmark template the shape and size you want and use this to cut out your bookmarks (I used freezer paper to do this).
Place each bookmark on thick felt or denim (why not use old jeans for this?) and sew all the way around with a zigzag or blanket stitch to avoid fraying. Trim the felt or denim with pinking shears and you're done.
Aren't they pretty? I'm very happy with how these turned up.