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Scrappy Hearts Fabric Bookmark Tutorial

These bright and sunny fabric bookmarks are easy to make and a great scrap-busting project! If you have kids or teens at home who are looking for something to sew, this project is perfect for them! Amy Chappell guides you through the construction steps in the Scrappy Hearts fabric bookmark tutorial.

Hey there, sewing friends! It’s Amy from Ameroonie Designs here again with you to share a super fun and quick scrap project. These Fabric Scrap Bookmarks are simple to put together and would make great gifts to mail to those you love, as gifts for teachers, or just to spend a quick afternoon making something fun!

If you’d like to make yarn tassels to go on your fabric bookmarks, you can find a tutorial to make a yarn tassel HERE.

Making use of fabric and interfacing scraps is such a satisfying feeling. These bookmarks would also be a terrific service project, gift them to a nursing home or a children’s hospital. The possibilities are endless!


Scrappy Hearts Fabric Bookmark Tutorial

Amy Chappell
Learn how to create a cute fabric bookmark from scraps. A great DIY sewing project for kids.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 pieces fabric cut to 2" x 6 1/2"
  • 1 piece medium weight interfacing; 1 1/2" x 6"
  • 3-4 scraps fabric for heart appliques
  • 1 piece paper backed fusible webbing
  • Tassels or Emboridery Floss to Embellish


Cut out Pieces & Apply Fusible

  • To begin you will need to cut two pieces of fabric to your desired bookmark size. I cut mine 2” X 6 ½”.
    Cut one piece of light or medium weight interfacing ½” smaller than your fabric size. For reference: I cut mine 1 ½” X 6”
    Fuse the interfacing to the center of the wrong side of the front piece of fabric.
    black fabric cut and ready to be sewn into bookmark

Create Heart Appliques

  • If you would like to embellish your bookmark with some quick applique you will need a scrap of Heat n Bond Lite or some other stitchable, fusible adhesive.
    Fuse the adhesive to the wrong side of the scrap of fabric you would like to use for the heart. Cut out a heart shape the way you did in grade school, fold the square in half and cut up and around and down to a point. Remove the paper backing from the heart.
    heart appliques in various states of construction on white table

Bookmark Assembly

  • Position the heart embellishments on the front fabric piece (the piece with interfacing) and fuse into place.
    Stitch around the heart with a straight stitch or a narrow zig zag stitch.
    IF you would like to add ribbon or a tassel to your bookmark pin it in place at the top center of the bookmark front.
    Place the back of the bookmark right sides together on the front of the bookmark and pin in place.
    fabric bookmarks cut out and ready to be sewn together on white table
  • Sew around the bookmark using a ¼” seam allowance. Leave a 2” opening on one long side for turning right side out. Back stitch at the beginning and ending of your sewing.
    Clip the seam allowance from the corners and turn the bookmark right side out.
    Push out the seams and press the bookmark well, turning under the seam allowance for the opening.
    Top stitch around the bookmark, closing the opening on the side.
    black and white fabric bookmark on yellow book
Love this tutorial? Get the behind the scenes on Instagram

I hope you enjoy sewing up these bookmarks, and I hope you will join me over on my Instagram page @amerooniedesigns. Happy Stitching! Xoxo, Amy

About the Maker:

Amy Chappell Bio Photo

Hi! My name is Amy Chappell, and I blog over at Ameroonie Designs. I currently live in Wyoming with my husband and six kids. I love being a mom but needed an outlet that would give me something to do that stayed done. Enter sewing and creating. I love the satisfaction of taking fabric and ideas and making something new. I also love that blogging has given me a way to meet new people and find a community of amazing people who love fabric and sewing as much as I do.
Ameroonie Designs

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One Comment

  1. Thank you, Amy, for this awesome tutorial! You’ve got my mind spinning on how to add different appliques and stitches to these bookmarks. Such a great idea to use up those precious scraps!

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