I love reading and even belong to a monthly Book Club. Even though I read most of my books on my E-Reader, I still love books and book markers.
After looking through my scraps and some internet research I found a simple and fun way to make a book mark with just the use of ribbon, a hair band, (had a bag full of new ones in my makeup kit) a button, and a needle and thread or sewing machine. I didn’t feel like getting my machine out for just a few simple stitches so I did it by hand.
First I cut 17 inches of ribbon. Next I double folded one end with the hair band inside. I hand stitched this side twice over to make sure it was strong. I then found a button to match and sewed it to the opposite side. This should fit around a medium to large book.
I did 2 slightly different book marks. One gathered at the button and one not gathered.
There are so many different things that can be added to the markers as a personalized gift. This was so easy and fun and I already had everything in my scrap pile to make it. Enjoy!