Make it Monday: fabric flower bookmark pattern

Today is the first of what I hope will be regular posts entitled ‘Make it Monday’.

creative pixie make it monday sign

These posts will appear online each Monday and they will involve a post containing a pattern either of my own design or a link to some other website for containing a fabulous make I’d love to create. I hope that these posts provide inspiration covering a variety of different media be it sewing, crochet knitting, baking….oh the list goes on and on.

Today’s ‘Make it’ is a fabric flower bookmark.

creativepixie finished bookmark photo

The idea came to me when I was reading a bedtime story, Rapunzel, to my daughter and we’d been using a scrap of paper to keep the place in the book. I thought wouldn’t be great if we had a bookmark that I didn’t have to worry would fall out of the book.

I had fun making the flower, indeed my cat Flynn was fascinated by me winding thread onto the sewing machine bobbin.

flynn and the machine

Yes I must remember to put the cats in another room when I sew in future, they managed to steal the original buttons I had set aside for the bookmark so those with eagle eyes will notice the buttons on the finished bookmark are different from the one I photographed for the materials required bit on the pattern.

So here’s a close up of the finished bookmark on my vintage needlework book…

creative pixie bookmark closeup

…and the pattern can be downloaded here.

I have a feeling I’ll be making a few more of these, I think they’d be great as presents for book lovers.

Bye for now.


32 thoughts on “Make it Monday: fabric flower bookmark pattern

  1. This is fantastic! I do a project every February called the 14 days of Valentines where I make my way through February. The projects need to be quick and sweet and this looks absolutely perfect for my friends from my writer’s group. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your February project sounds really sweet, can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  2. I love this idea! definitely going to make these as pressies for all my bookworm friends πŸ™‚ I am doing a monthly craft obsession series on my blog and January is all about buttons so, if it’s ok, I’d love to add this to my favourite button makes post at the end of the month! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Anthea. That’s such praise coming from you as you make such lovely things πŸ™‚ I’m happy for you to refer to the buttony bookmarks on your blog. Jean

  3. Love your bookmark Jean……very pretty and useful too!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment, I’ve just worked out you’re a local girl, good to find another N.I. Blogger! πŸ™‚
    V x

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