I have starting reading again. Must admit it’s been a while since I made time to read. I am also looking for a bookmark and today thought I should make myself a pretty one. One that will be easy to find and won’t fall out of my book.
To start with I googled the standard size of a book and it just happens to be the same size as the book I am currently reading. 6″ x 9″ or 15cm x 22.5cm.
To make an elastic bookmark you are going to need
- Hot glue
- flowers or items to embellish
- Felt circles or oval for backing
Before I started to make my elastic bookmark I folded my elastic around the front cover of my book with a 1cm or 3/8″ overlay. Once cut my elastic is 48cm long.
I selected our 9mm fold over elastic to make this no sew elastic bookmark, then folded the ends of the elastic over with a 1cm overlap and hot glued the ends together.
Once you have glued your embellishments to the elastic turn it over and hot glue either felt circles or an oval shape to the back.