Easy to make Feminine Page Holders

Page Holders are Better than Book Marks

As a new blogger I need to study and learn about all the different social media platforms, search engine optimization, WordPress html coding and the list continues.

I use stickies to mark pages with scribbled topic notes, and alligator clips to hold pages together. It was functioning sort of, but certainly Not pretty.

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How to Make Your Own Page Holders

Using some ribbon, lace and my sewing machine I designed these little corner page holders. They work better than the alligator clips do because you can stick them inside the book as a book marker if you like. They certainly are prettier and will fall off before they rip the pages.

You will need ribbon, lace, a sewing machine or hot glue.

To make your own. Take the width of your ribbon, multiple by 2 and add 1 inch for seams.

Decide what size you want, 1 1/2 inch ribbon works if you want small holders to hold your place in a pocket book. To make these ones in the post I used 2 1/2 inch ribbon. The wider the ribbon the bigger the book mark and I needed them large enough for text book or binders.

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1.  As my ribbon was 2 1/2 inches wide, I cut the ribbon into 6 inch lengths.

2.  Sew or glue the lace to the bottom edge.

3.  Make a seam at each end, fold over 1/4 inch, then 1/4 inch again. Crease with an iron      and stitch or glue.

4. Fold the ribbon so the good sides are facing together and seam (or glue) the edge across from the lace.

5.  Pull the center point to meet the lace forming the triangle and press the tiny seam.

6.  Turn inside out and press. Repeat for as many book markers as you like.


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I really like how these turned out.  I like working with pink and lace.  It makes studying feel special.

I really like how these turned out.  I like working with pink and lace.  It makes studying feel special.

To use them you just pop them on the corner of the book.

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The best part of these corner page holders is they let you hold on to a section instead of just marking a page.  I find them especially nice when I am needing to refer to one chapter or another.

And as a final thought.  All things are better with pink.

Do you think these page holders will be better than a book mark?  Let me know your thoughts.



  1. These are so lovely! I’ve never seen them before. Thanks so much for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go 🙂

  2. Leanna, these are just so sweet! I will so be making these for gifts!! Thank you for the tutorial! 🙂

  3. I have never seen a bookmark like this one, that holds the edges of the pages. What a unique gift idea for anyone who loves to read. #HomeMattersParty

  4. How creative! I have never seen these before and I think they’re brilliant! Very pretty as well! Thanks for showing us something new!

  5. Leanna, I absolutely love these! I like to give little gifts to my Mom friends for Mothers Day-I’m going to try to make these. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  6. How cute are these! What a great gift idea for he bibliophiles in my family.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Hugs, Lynn

  7. These are brilliant. I have a box full of ribbon scraps, some of them are really pretty and would be perfect for this. I imagine I could rustle up a dozen in no time at all! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this at #HandmadeMonday this week.

  8. Stopping by from the Happiness is Homemade link party. Your corner bookmarks are so pretty and feminine! They would make lovely gifts for friends and family.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Sara: Thank you for commenting. I find them much easier to use. I hope you have a good week.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Lorelai: These will make a nice little gift. My daughter in law came by and I gave them to her as a little gift. She loves them.

      Thank you for letting me co-host. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      They work better than a regular bookmark does. I much prefer them and the lace and pink checks make them feminine. Enjoy your week. Leanna

  9. I love these, they are so cute Leanna! My daughter made similar ones not too long ago, but with carstock and she loves these kind of page holders because they stay put!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Sometimes I show my generation gap. My inspiration was lace and frills but you could easily to the same thing in card stock and then punch out a pretty edge.

      Have a great week. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Randi. I hope they like them. There is so many different kinds of ribbon available and they are super easy to put together. Sounds like a perfect evening craft night to me.

      Thank you for commenting. Leanna

  10. My girlfriend from England made one of these for my birthday one year and I treasure it. They are such a great little bookmark. Hers is needlepoint but I love how pretty and feminine yours turned out, Leanna!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      What a beautiful gift, someone obviously thinks very highly of you to take the time to needlepoint a gift. I prefer the corner bookmarks because you can hold a section.

      I actually gave these to my daughter in law. She thought they were pretty so I couldn’t resist gifting them to her.

      Have a lovely week. Leanna

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