A simple way to use up scraps and I think mixing it with all different patterns would look awesome! I used one of my favorite color combos (also the colors from my wedding)- a bright poppy looking orange and a pool blue! I gave this little gem to my mom and it is already being put to good use!
*as a side note I love Murder, She Wrote even the books!
Scrap Interfacing (I used some leftover Peltex)
Cut the interfacing to 6.5" x 1 7/8". For fabric cut pattern/solid 1(orange) and
pattern/solid 2(blue) into 5 pieces 3" x 2". So you end up with what is in the picture....
Arrange the fabric into the above pattern: alternating the pattern/solids. You end up with a front
and a back different from each other. *note: if mixing a bunch of prints just
arrange so that it is pleasing to your eye.
Next up, sew the pieces of the front together using a 1/4" seam allowance
and press seams open. Repeat with back panel. *note: if pressing seams to one side,
the bookmark won't end up super flat.
Here is what you should end up with a front and a back. You can skip ahead to step 6,
if you don't want to add the topstitching detail.
Topstitch on each side of the seams. The finished result should look like the picture.
*note: I used contrasting thread to make it stand out a little more.
Put fabric right sides together and sew starting at the left hand side (use a 1/2" seam allowance)
around three sides of the bookmark. Leave one end open.
Trim seam allowance to 1/8".
Clip corners at an angle.
Turn right side out.
Insert interfacing. *note: I usually fold the interfacing in half get it in there and then flatten it out.
Take the open end and fold in the corners so that it looks like the picture above.
Tuck the ends in, once topstitched it will look nice and neat.
Topstitch around the entire bookmark starting with the open end.
And there you have it a really fun little bookmark.