Simple Embroidered Bookmark

I recently started reading Jane Eyer and I needed a good bookmark. Because there is a lot of crafting going on in my house at the moment, I started feeling inspired so I decided to make a simple fabric bookmark.

What You’ll Need:

  • A fabric strip about 12″ by 2″
  • Embroidery floss and needle for hand sewing
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Other vital sewing implements


  • Fold your fabric strip in half.
  • Draw the desired design on one half of your fabric. I was inspired by a passage in Jane Eyer so I chose to embroider the Latin word “Resurgam” which means “I will rise again.”
  • Secure your fabric strip in the embroidery hoop.
  • Carefully embroider your design on the fabric strip.
  • Fold it in half (length wise) right sides together and sew two of the three sides closed.
  • Flip it right side out and iron it flat.
  • Fold the one unsewn seam back into the book mark. Sew it closed (I hand sewed it shut so that the seam would be invisible). This finishes the book mark.

I really enjoyed making this project because it was really quick and simple. It can make a neat gift in a pinch. It’s also the kind of project you can embellish as much as you want (or as little). I hope you enjoyed this installment of DIY Craft Zibby. Here are the glamour shots.

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