This past weekend was our Book Club’s annual Girls’ Weekend at the lake in Minnesota. A great time was had by all. We didn’t have very good lake weather, but we still had great girl time! As a fun treat I made these fun magnetic bookmarks for the girls. I found the idea on Pintrest from “The Southern Institute“.
Figured Fabrics (2)
2 Round Magnets
Step 1: Cut each figured fabric into 2.5″ by 6″ rectangles.
Step 2: Sew the two pieces together (right sides together). Leave about a one inch opening to turn right-side out and insert the magnets. Also, clip the corners to reduce bulk once they are turned right-side out.
Step 3: Turn the bookmark right-side out. Insert a magnet on each end of the bookmark. Be sure you are putting the magnets in the correct way so they don’t repel each other. The tutorial I followed said to use sew-in magnets, but I couldn’t find them in town. I just used some magnets I had in my stash of supplies.
Step 4: Since I didn’t have sew-in magnets, I needed to do something to keep the magnets in place. I just sewed a zig-zag stitch at the top of each magnet to keep it in place.
Step 5: Viola! Snap your bookmark together in your book to hold your place. It should hold several pages together.
Love these girls! We were missing 2 girls from our group on our trip this year. Hoping everyone can be together to celebrate our 10th anniversary later this month! So fun how a random group of girls can come together and become great friends!