Making an Adjustable Ribbon Bookmark
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Never lose your page again, with this awesome bookmark! It is easily customizable and perfect for both kids and adults.
- wide ribbon
- 1/8 wide elastic
- sewing machine
- lighter, optional
- Calculate the length of ribbon needed by measuring around the cover of the book, with a few pages included. Double the amount and cut the ribbon. Use a lighter to singe the ribbon ends. Then pin the ends, right sides together, and sew with a 1/4" seam.
- Fold the ribbon seam ends flat and sew in place.
- Move the seam to the center of the ribbon loop and sew the button on at one end. Then sew across the other end (about 1/4" from the edge) and run the elastic through the end.
- Test fit the bookmark onto your book and knot the elastic at the appropriate length, to wrap around the button. NOTE: Be sure to account for the amount of stretch required for the bookmark to be used towards the end of the book, when it will need to wrap around more pages.
- Cut off the excess elastic and singe the ends with a lighter. Then pull the elastic so that the knot is hidden inside the pocket.
- The bookmark is all finished and ready to use!
- TIP: For the thicker books or smaller (pocket sized) books you can add a second button and make the elastic loop longer so that it is more adjustable the further you are in the book.
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When I toss my notebooks in my bag sometimes the pages get caught on something. I like having this ribbon bookmark on, so my notebook doesn't open. My ribbon bookmark is for my composition notebook measuring 9.75" x 7.5".
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