Monday, March 4, 2013

Sewing Mondays - Magnetic Bookmark

Hey everyone, I am super excited to share this with you all! I am starting a new series on my blog, entitled "Sewing Mondays"!!!

As you may or may not know, I received my first sewing machine two Christmas's ago from my awesome parents. It has been a huge ambition of mine to learn how to sew and for the past 8 or 9 months I have been doing just that! I started by taking a few sewing classes at JoAnn's to get my feet wet. Besides the classes, I have been following tutorials online, posted by some amazing bloggers!

To help encourage myself to practice as much as I can, I came up with Sewing Mondays. This will be a chance for me to show you all the tutorials I have tried, my resulting product, and what I thought of the tutorial {I promise all comments will be nice!}. Maybe I will even become proficient enough to post my own tutorials! {Baby steps first, though.} To start out, I'll post a Sewing Mondays post every other week, but if I really get the sewing fever, maybe I'll post every week!

The first tutorial is: The Magnetic Bookmark by I'm Feelin' Crafty

I thought this was a great tutorial/project for an amateur sewer. Louise wrote a great, easy to follow tutorial. I had absolutely no problem following it!

The only thing I did differently, was I did not make a patchwork piece like she did. I figured I was no where near advanced enough for that, so I kept it simple with single solid pieces.

Something silly: Louise's pictured bookmark looks a lot longer than mine. I followed her steps of cutting both the front and back 2.5" by 6''. Maybe it is an illusion? Maybe I read the instructions wrong? I think I will add a few more inches to the length if I make this again.

I am pretty pleased with how my first little project came out:

However, as my first project, it was not perfect.

My backstitching needs some work {note bottom right}.

Turning corners was bit of a change, too {note top right}.

But that is why we practice.

Thank you Louise for this great tutorial, I will be looking out for more tutorials from you! Since I featured you feel free to grab the button below:

If anyone has a tutorial they would like me to try {and maybe feature!} please leave a link in the comments! 


  1. What a cute idea. Perfect for any booklover in our lives! Great job- xo Diana

  2. Stephanie
    Great blog! What a fun project; I could use a new bookmark... I'm using a binder clip from work :-/
    ~ Megin of VMG206