Stitch a Burlap Bookmark


I was sure I had shared this project when I did it with the girl’s class earlier this year, but I can’t find it in my archive, so, because I’m doing it again I thought I would share it this time.

Burlap is a great material for new hand-stitchers to work with because it’s pretty sturdy and has big holes. You can sew with yarn and a big plastic needle and there’s very little danger of injury. This easy stitched burlap bookmark idea is great for kids learning to sew and adults to make as well.

It’s also fun for people with more experience because it’s larger scale fabric than most cross stitch fabric you come across.

Making a burlap bookmark is really easy and you can use yarn scraps if you happen to have them, which is always good.

What You’ll Need

  • I like to use burlap ribbon for my burlap bookmarks because it’s already the perfect width (about 2 inches wide). I made mine 6 inches long but you can make yours whatever size you like
  • washi tape or duct tape
  • yarn or thread
  • big plastic sewing needle

How to Make a Burlap Bookmark

This easy stitched burlap bookmark idea is great for kids learning to sew and adults to make as well. Cut your burlap to size and cover the edges with tape so they won’t fray. This easy stitched burlap bookmark idea is great for kids learning to sew and adults to make as well.

Stitch anything you like. I went with the word read. I didn’t plan it out, which you can tell because it’s not spaced evenly.

You can make designs, stitch a word, practice an embroidery stitch, whatever you like. This easy stitched burlap bookmark idea is great for kids learning to sew and adults to make as well.

Because the back gets pretty ugly and bumpy, I covered it with tape as well (this is a wide washi tape from Scotch, but you can use duct tape instead). This easy stitched burlap bookmark idea is great for kids learning to sew and adults to make as well.

I may throw this one in the girl’s summer basket I’m working on, because she always needs more bookmarks!

Have you ever stitched on burlap? I’d love to hear what you made.

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