I know . . . I know . . . I'm supposed to be working on my ninth craft till Christmas. I had the best of intentions of posting about which felt craft I decided to work on throughout April. (Thanks so much to those who offered their input!) But . . . then last night I lost something, and I decided enough is enough. You see, I am really good at misplacing things . . . keys, papers, socks, the TV remote, my children. (Well, that's not true. I've never misplaced my children, but it's not for lack of trying.) If I had a tally for the most often misplaced item it would without a doubt be pens, pencils, highlighters, any sort of writing utensil. (Michael, if you are reading this, stop laughing!) For me, the most frustrating moment to lose a pen is when I'm reading a book and need to underline a quote or passage that I'm going to want to reference later. This has been an annoying problem since college when I spent large amounts of time looking for pens and highlighters so that I could study.
Last night I had enough! So tonight I came up with a solution to my problem in this cross between a page-holder and a pen-holder. Check it out and make one for an avid reader, college student, friend or co-worker in your life who is always looking for a pen.
The best part about this project is that it uses supplies you probably already have on hand:
- 2 - 11 x 3.5 inch rectangles of fabric (You may want to vary the length depending on the size of book you are hoping to use this for. These measurements will work for a book from 7 to 10 inches in length.)
- 1 - 4 x 2 inch rectangle in a contrasting color
- 1 button or 2 if you want to try to make this for very different sized books
6) Clip corners and trim edges.
7) Turn so that right sides are facing out.
8) Fold in opening and sew around edge closing open as you go.
9) Grab a good book, your favorite pen and start reading.