My 10 year old made a couple all on her own. Didn't she do a great job? If she can do this, so can you!Project time: 15 minutes (for me, that is GOOD!)
Step 1: Grab a couple of scraps and cut them out. Mine were 11" by 3". The third piece of fabric was just enough to make a little stripe across for embellishment. You could also use ribbon. The purple strip on my daughters was just ribbon that we gathered.
Step 2: Embellish one of the pieces however you want. I took that little scrap and folded down the edges and ironed it. Then I sewed straight across. (It helps that Singer is lending me their super cool sewing machine. If I didn't have it, I would do a straight stitch with my boring one. In this case, however, I chose a decorative vine stitch.) Fold and iron the excess over the sides. I also added a button so it wouldn't slip down the book, but you can see my daughter added pearls on one of hers.
Step 3: Sew 3 sides, right sides in.
Step 4: Snip the edges, being careful to not cut the thread, and flip it ride side out.
Now I wanted mine to be a little thicker, so I cut a small strip of batting and just gently placed it inside.
Step 5: Fold the unfinished edges in and iron the whole thing so it looks nice.
That's it! A great (and easy!) present coupled with a favorite book!