Fabric of the Week 3 – Polka Dots

Fabric of The Week

This week we have not one fabric but four! They are all the same pattern – a lovely polka dot that is visually appealing – but four different colours. We wanted to see if the different colours changed the look and appeal of what we were making.

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This time the make was more challenging as it was something we had never made before and something that we didn’t really have a pattern for. (we used several sites on Internet for inspiration)

We were working on Corner Bookmarks!

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The slide show below shows the steps we took to design the book mark. We took a basic shape from a pattern for paper book marks and then, working out seam allowance, adapted it for fabric. However once we had made up our first prototype we realised that you didn’t need the two trianges – in fact it made it more bulky and harder to use. (the pages would get trapped between the two triangles)

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We then used the plastic used in pelmets to thicken the bookmark to ensure that it would stay in place.

They were good fun to make – and also the colours don’t make that much difference to the overall look I am sure that you have a favourite!

Gx and Lx

PS Remember if you wish to own one of these lovely book marks come and visit our Folksy site!  https://folksy.com/shops/givielane

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