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January 12, 2022

Fact: Engagement season is upon us. Did you know the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is the most popular for U.S., Canada, and UK marriage proposals in a calendar year? So why not kickstart 2022 with the cutest and easiest DIY you ever did see using materials you probably already have in your house! And even if you’re the one getting married, these make perfectly thoughtful last minute gifts for bridesmaids, wedding party people, and all those other wedding day VIPs. Upcycle fabric from those fabric samples you’ve acquired from planning or even an old dress with the prettiest pattern.

Not getting married? These are perfect for literally anyone, too. Teacher gifts, your favorite bookworm, your Mom, the list goes on.

DIY Embroidered Heart Bookmark

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How to make a heart corner bookmark


Maker’s Note

Whether you prefer to hand embroider or use a sewing machine, you can use either for this project! I’ve done hand embroidered since it’s a bit more accessible for all crafters. You can also cut out your fabrics with an electronic cutting machine like Cricut using a simple heart shape. Make sure your heart has no curve at its point as you need a 90° angle for your book’s corner.

If you haven’t done handstitching before, practice on some scraps before doing this project. I’ll be using a running stitch (e.g., dotted line) and something like a backstitch (e.g., continuous line). Have fun and use whatever stitch you’d like!


How to make a corner bookmark

PRINT YOUR TEMPLATE & CUT

Using our free heart template, print without resizing in your printer settings. Your printed out hearts should be sized at 2 inches when cut out. Cut along the dotted lines, and let’s get this simple DIY made!

Felt Heart Bookmarks

Heart Shaped Bookmark DIY

CUT OUT YOUR FELTED SIDE

If you happen to have a corner piece available on your felt scraps, use the corner to make cutting your hearts easier!

Liberty London Fabric Heart Bookmarks

CUT OUT YOUR FABRIC SIDE

Your fabric may have some stray strands when cutting, so try not to tug too much. You will end up needing to trim once everything is sewn together as the felt and fabric find their places with each other.

How to make a bookmark for your wedding planner

Embroidered felt DIY

SEW YOUR TWO HEARTS TOGETHER

Starting from the felt side, do a basic stitch (or any preferred stitch!). The one I’ve done for these is called a running stitch (e.g., dotted line). On the back of my bookmark is like a backstitch (e.g., continuous line). You will need to create an “L” shape with your completed stitches leaving the curved heart section open. This is where you will insert it onto your book pages!

How to Make a Heart Bookmark

START MAKING THOSE PLANS

Enjoy wedding planning with the cutest bookmark ever!

Heart Bookmarks for Weddings

Wedding Planner Bookmark

Liberty London Bookmarks

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Felt Heart Bookmarks DIY

How to make a wedding bookmark

Cute Heart Bookmark

ABOUT THE MAKER

Considered an enthusiastic creator in the wedding industry since 2009, Chelsea LaVere Barton is a retired wedding photographer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Virginia’s online wedding publication, Tidewater and Tulle, and co-owner of UK-based wedding signage shop, High Oak & Co. Before her photographer days, Chelsea was a classroom art teacher and adheres to the mantra of “making life more beautiful” in all she does. When she’s not DIYing, she loves to go on local British adventures with her husband, write about said UK adventures on It’s a Hard Biscuit Life, and quietly relax at home with their cat Pickles Barrington. You can find her scrapbook of life on Instagram.

DIY TUTORIAL CREDITS

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Chelsea LaVere Barton // Wool Craft Felt Sheets & Embroidery Floss: Benzie Design via Etsy // Modern Wedding Planner Book: Blush and Gold via Etsy // Felt Flowers: The Grey Rose via Etsy

SHOP THE SUPPLIES

Find the supplies you’ll need for this project from our affiliate links below.

Wool Felt // Liberty London Fabric // Metallic Embroidery Floss // Needle // Scissors // Wedding Planning Book

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