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Magnetic Bookmarks July 1, 2014

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Magnetic Bookmarks

 

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“.

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Materials

Figured Fabrics (2)

Coordinating Thread

2 Round Magnets

Step 1:  Cut each figured fabric into 2.5″ by 6″ rectangles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 5:  Viola!  Snap your bookmark together in your book to hold your place.  It should hold several pages together.

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Girls' weekend

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!

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