DIY patchwork papercut bookmark

We asked three bloggers to come up with their own spin on our cover gift this month. Using some or all of the materials in the patchwork needlecase kit, free with issue 49, Candy PopTigerlilly Quinn and Fall for DIY made a delicate papercut bookmark, hexie fabric garland and a smocked necklace respectively – what a clever bunch! Here’s lifestyle and photography blogger, Candy Pop with her version of the Mollie Makes cover gift…

Bookmark tutorial using Mollie Makes 49 kit - 2

“I’m delighted to be taking part in a Mollie Makes DIY. Having spent much of 2014 with my head in a book I decided to make myself a patchwork papercut bookmark. It’s already had a lot of use and so if you’d like to make one here is my simple DIY.

DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - materials

You will need:
Mollie Makes 49‘s free patchwork needlecase kit


DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - step 1

Step 1
Grab a pencil and draw your bookmark on card (I chose white but you may prefer a colour), and arrange your hexagon templates.

DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - step 2

Step 2
Draw around the templates.

DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - step 3

Step 3
Using a blade carefully cut out the bookmark and templates.

DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - step 4

Step 4
With scissors cut out some small squares of fabric and attach them to the inside of the bookmark. They can be fixed with sellotape or glue.

DIY Patchwork Papercut Bookmark - step 5

Step 5
Fold and stick the bookmark closed. Make a hole with a hole punch to fix the ribbon at the top – and you’re done. Proceed to the sofa with good book, tweet or Instagram us your bookmark, then put your feet up!

Designed your own tutorial using the needlecase kit materials? Send us your photos on Instagram and Twitter using #molliemakers – we’d love to see.

Images © Candy Pop

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