As soon as I saw that the goal of the Fresh Snow blog hop was to create a project that doesn’t use cotton I knew that I would use felt. I feel like a broken record since last year when I took part in the blog hop that Seam to be Sew hosted I also did a felt project!
I tend to read more during the winter so it made sense for me to create a bookmark, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, why not a Valentine’s one!
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This would be a great beginner project. I think my almost 7-year-old will want to try this out.
Supplies Needed to make one Valentine’s Bookmark:
- 1 sheet of felt (I like wool-blend felt best)
- scrap of fabric
- embroidery thread and needle
- sewing thread, scissors
- ribbon (optional)
- chalk or other marking tool
Finished measurements: Approximately 6″ x 2.25″ .
New to sewing with felt? Check out my tips here.
- Using your chalk trace a 6.25″ x 2.5″ rectangle on your felt. Then trace three heart shapes (or less or more) within that rectangle. Cut a 5″ piece of ribbon.
- Cut out the rectangle from felt slightly larger than what you traced (approximately 6.75″ x 3″). Cut a second rectangle from felt. Cut out the hearts.
- It’s time to sew! Sandwich the scrap of fabric between the two felt pieces and center the ribbon (if using) at one short end between the layers of felt. Make sure there is about half an inch overlapping. Sew around all four sides. (You can do this by hand or on your machine). Then trim off the excess felt. (I wound up restitching two sides as the finished size on the second one I made was too big for my liking).
- Embroider around the hearts with a running stitch using three strands. Optional: If you don’t want the embroidery around the hearts to show on the back piece do the embroidering before sewing the front and back together.
Want more tutorials for working with felt? Check them out here.
Where I buy wool felt:
If you want to purchase large amounts of wool-blend felt I like Prairie Point Junction. They’re in the US so if you’re in Canada (like me) be forewarned that there may be duty and customs charges when your felt arrives. For smaller sheets there are plenty of shops on Etsy (affiliate link) that sell felt, or try Shiny Happy World (you can also purchase lots of cute patterns!)
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45 thoughts on “Felt Valentine’s Bookmark”
Such a sweet project. I love to read and can always use a new bookmark. Thank you for sharing this project.
this is so sweet. I love the little cut out hearts. thanks for sharing the tutorial
Thumbs up! Too cute.
Love this book mark and I know just the friend I want to make one for–
enjoy the moment, di
I love the way you did the bookmark! It really shows off the floral fabric underneath. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
That is sooo cute! I, too, love to read and I am forever trying to find something to mark my place. These would be awesome to have on hand. Thank you for sharing.
Fast, easy project. Cute
I like them
Thanks for sharing the cute bookmark. I love working with wool felt, too.
Very sweet, thanks for sharing
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Lovely bookmarks. Unfortunately everyone I know has gone digital!
Really sweet bookmark.
Very cute idea, thanks for sharing!
So very cute, and I’m so happy you joined us for this blog hop again.. Loved seeing you do a Valentine’s Project.. 🙂
Cute little bookmark!!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot0com
What a nice bookmark! Thanks for the tutorial!
Beautiful bookmark. Thanks so much for sharing
I always need more bookmarks.
How lovely, your bookmark is just too cute-great, easy idea! Thank you, Susan
very nice and my husband loves the red
Your heart project is so easy and adorable, Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing the cute project. There are still a lot of us who actually use bookmarks when reading our very real paper books.
Thanks for sharing the cute Valentine bookmark.
What a fun and easy project. Thank you
What a cute book mark! Thanks for the tutorial
Cute project. Thanks for sharing.
A wonderful bookmark, and a great Valentine. Thanks for sharing that idea.
Oh how cute is that! I love it! Thank you for the directions….you can make all different kinds of book markers with felt.
That’s a great project–and I know just who I’ll make one for! Thanks for sharing!
Very Cute, going to buy some felt tomorrow,,, adding this to the project list. Thanks
This is a perfect Valentines project.
Really sweet, quick project. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Hey Thanks!! Great inspiration for a quick and easy Valentine.
I love your Valentine’s Day bookmark! I have time to make a few of these.
Oh such a cute and easy project! I think my little girl would like to sew one of these bookmarks up too! Thanks for linking up at the Sew-spiration link up party over at Easy Sewing for Beginners!
Your bookmarks are adorable.
A cute and practical bookmark!
What a heart and winter warming bookmark. Thanks for sharing … 🙂 Pat
Can’t go wrong with cute hearts!
I love to read as well, and reading sometimes fights with my desire to quilt and see. Ha ha!
What a sweet bookmark!!!