Forget stripes and polkadots, prints are getting fruity this summer with watermelons making an appearance on everything from phone cases to watches? We’ll take one of everything, please!
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Every true book lover will proudly display their reading collection for all to see, but there’s nothing worse than having to constantly stand them all upright after they’ve toppled over. Luckily for you, we can show you these cute bookends that are not only easy to make but will brighten up any bookshelf!
You Will Need:
2 pieces of material measuring 13″ x 9″
Needle or sewing machine
How to Make:
Step 1. Fold the material, with right sides together, lengthwise. So the two 9″ edges are together. Sew together with a sewing machine, or by hand.
Step 2. Turn the fabric the right way round. Fold the edges of one side of the opening inwards (about 1cm) so they make a nice neat edge. Sew together.
Step 3. Fill the pouch about 1/3 full with rice to weigh it down and then top up with toy stuffing to give it some shape.
Step 4. Pull the opening together so the seam is perpendicular to the previous one (this will give it it’s pyramid shape). Fold the edges in like you did on the last seam and pin together. Sew shut. Now all you have to do is make another one!
Words and photography: Trends with Benefits