Olivia likes to read. And make stuff. This makes her mother very happy.
So does this grin:
Want to make a bookmark too? Here's how...
Cereal box: before
Cereal box: after (approximately 2" x 7" strips)
Now make a fabric "sleeve" to cover each cardboard strip. Cut 2 strips of fabric (per bookmark) to a length/width that is 3/8" wider/longer than your cereal box strips.
Sew a 1/4-inch hem on the short side of each piece of fabric:
Then with right sides together, line up the hemmed edges and sew around the remaining 3 edges using a 1/4-inch seam allowance:
Clip corners and turn right side out:
Slide cardboard inserts into fabric sleeves:
Finished! (The bookmark + the book...more on the book later.)
Hooray for talking mice and first sewing projects!