Elastic Flower Bookmark

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A gorgeous handmade Felt Flower Bookmark perfect for Mother’s Day or gifting any time of year. You can customize your elastic flower bookmark with a variety of different colors or switch up the design to mimic your recipient’s favorite flower.

Felt Flower Bookmark Craft

While I’m notorious for using anything as a bookmark (receipts, index cards, random post-it notes, etc) there’s something so special about using a gorgeous bookmark when reading or even saving a place in your notebook or agenda.

It makes the experience a little more enjoyable – maybe even more luxurious. It designates your reading or journalling time as something beautiful and special.

I think these felt bookmarks would be such a thoughtful gift for the voracious reader (or journal writer) in your life. We can be a tricky group to actually buy books for (if you don’t know what they’ve read already or if they have very specific preferences) so this bookmark can be given on it’s own, or it can be used to gift-wrap a book or journal.

Our flower SVG file can be used with a Cricut machine for cutting out your felt (you’ll want to use either a fine point/bonded fabric blade or a rotary blade) or you can simply print out on a printer and use as a template for hand-cutting your felt.

Also, while we used a sewing machine for our project because it’s easier when sewing through several layers of thick felt, you can hand-sew this project.

More Cricut Flower Crafts:

Materials to Make a Cricut Flower Bookmark

How to Make a Felt Flower Bookmark

Cutting the Felt Flower Pieces

Print off the flower pattern on a 8.5×11 sheet of paper. Each sheet consists of pattern pieces for making two felt flowers.

Working one flower at a time, cut loosely around each of the individual pattern pieces.

Place the pattern over the felt sheet and cut the felt pieces out along the solid line.

Cut each piece out in the desired felt sheet color.

Cut a piece of elastic 18” long.

Assembling the Felt Flower Bookmark

Overlap the ends of the elastic and stitch the ends together to form a large loop. Avoid twisting the elastic.

Place the joined elastic ends on top of the largest felt petal piece and stitch them together.

Stack the remaining felt petal pieces so that the largest is on the bottom rotating the direction for each layer and place the circle piece in the center.

Sandwich the stitched elastic in between.

Holding the felt pieces in place, sew straight stitch lines across the circle piece leaving the thread long. Continue sewing random vertical stitches across the circle leaving long unclipped threads.

Clip the threads on the underside and trim the top threads so they are about 1” long.

To use your felt flower bookmark, wrap the elastic around a book to hold your place.

Pin this Easy Felt Flower Bookmark for your next Sewing Session:

Grab your free printable instructions for our felt flower bookmark craft – and don’t forget to grab your printable flower template here:

Yield: 1 Bookmark

Elastic Flower Bookmark

Elastic Flower Bookmark

A step-by-step tutorial for how to make a felt flower bookmark, a thoughtful homemade gift for the reader or journal writer in your life. These felt flower bookmarks are super easy to make with our free flower SVG file that can be simply printed and used as a pattern, or used with a Cricut machine.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $4

Materials

  • Felt Sheets in 3 Coordinating Colors <-- we used light purple (Lilac), dark purple (Lavender) and mint green (Laurel) from this Etsy shop 
  • Elastic, ¼” wide
  • Flower SVG or Printable Flower Pattern

Tools

  • Sewing machine with matching thread color
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Instructions

Cutting the Felt Flower Pieces

  1. Print off the flower pattern on a 8.5x11 sheet of paper. Each sheet consists of pattern pieces for making two felt flowers.
  2. Working one flower at a time, cut loosely around each of the individual pattern pieces.
  3. Place the pattern over the felt sheet and cut the felt pieces out along the solid line.
  4. Cut each piece out in the desired felt sheet color. 
  5. Cut a piece of elastic 18” long. 

Assembling the Felt Flower Bookmark

  1. Overlap the ends of the elastic and stitch the ends together to form a large loop. Avoid twisting the elastic.
  2. Place the joined elastic ends on top of the largest felt petal piece and stitch them together. 
  3. Stack the remaining felt petal pieces so that the largest is on the bottom rotating the direction for each layer and place the circle piece in the center. 
  4. Sandwich the stitched elastic in between.
  5. Holding the felt pieces in place, sew straight stitch lines across the circle piece leaving the thread long. Continue sewing random vertical stitches across the circle leaving long unclipped threads. 
  6. Clip the threads on the underside and trim the top threads so they are about 1” long.

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I’d love to hear if you make this felt flower elastic – and if you’re planning on using it yourself or if it will be a gift!

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