Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark

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February 20, 2017

Elasticated Ribbon BookmarkA delightfully simple and elegantly pretty method for marking pages. Each marker you make will be tailored to fit a particular book which makes this an ideal addition to a gift. It works best with hard backs. Paperbacks may bend or buckle under the strain of the elastic.



  • 1 hair elastic
  • enough ribbon to wrap around your book
  • 1 button
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - s


  1. Cut enough ribbon to wrap around your book from top to bottom with space for the hair elastic.
  2. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the book leaving enough space to attach hair elastic band
  3. Fold one end of the ribbon over twice for sturdiness.
  4. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - fold one end of the ribbon over
  5. Sew in place with a back stitch.
  6. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - stitch
  7. Stitch your button in place.
  8. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - sew on button

  9. Loop the other end of the ribbon through the elastic and stitch in place.
  10. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - attach elastic band at other end of ribbon
  11. Your bookmark is now ready to use. Lay it on the page you want to save and close the book.
  12. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - lay ribbon on book page
  13. Catch the button in the elastic to hold the bookmark in place.
  14. Elasticated Ribbon Bookmark - fold ends over the cover and button
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