Scrap Fabric Bookmarks from Teeny Tiny Trimmings!

DON’T THROW THOSE TEENY TINY SCRAPS AWAY! There are actually lots of things you can do with them. This story is about just one way, turn them into a Scrap Fabric Bookmark!


– Scrap Fabric Trimmings – Embroidery Stabiliser  – Ribbon Scraps – Sewing Machine – Cutting Mat – Rotary Cutter or Pinking Shears

Step 1: Sort Your Scraps

It was basically one bag that I had filled with slivers, trimmings, and balls of thread from other sewing and craft projects.

Step 2: Cut your Embroidery Stabiliser

The ones I made this first time around were smaller but the ones I made more recently I cut to 3? wide and the height was the width of the stabiliser.

Next you get to fill your little bookmark envelope with all your lovely scraps.

Step 3: Fill your Scrap Fabric Bookmark

My current favorite is to lay the scraps down right side up, roughly overlapping each other in as few layers of fabric as possible, ideally one or two layers to keep the bookmark thin.

Step 4: Sew like Crazy!

Next comes the start of the fun stuff! First you want to sew up the open seams to make sure all your scraps are safely inside your envelope.