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No Sew Elastic Book Band

Hi friends! Today, we’re making adorable and practical elastic book bands using scrap denim with this easy no-sew craft project.

No sew elastic bookends in the shape of a heart and star.

DIY Elastic Book Bands

These DIY elastic book bands are a fun no-sew craft to make at home. It’s pretty simple as far as crafts go, all you need to do is cut out the pieces and then glue them together and voila, the elastic book bands are complete! I’m planning to use them as my families stocking stuffers for Christmas this year.

a single star elastic bookband wrapped around a small journal

Since making this upcycled denim picnic blanket, I’ve been holding on to the scrap pieces of denim for other fun crafts. I also made this scrap fabric heart garland using the leftover scraps; which was later transformed into a pretty heart wreath for Valentines.

Materials Needed:

Materials needed to make elastic book bands including denim, measuring tape, scissors, elastic and a hot glue gun.

How to Make a No Sew Elastic Book Band:

Cutting the Pieces

Print off the pattern on a 8.5×11 sheet of paper. 

Working one book band shape at a time, cut around each of the individual pattern pieces.

Cutting out denim hearts around the paper pattern.

Place the pattern over the denim and cut the pieces out along the solid line.

Cutting out denim hearts around the paper pattern.

Cut a piece of elastic 9” long for a smaller bookband or at 18” for a bigger elastic bookand. For the larger book band, you can wrap the elastic around twice.

Measuring and cutting a piece of elastic.

Assembling the Elastic Book Band

Preheat glue gun. Glue the ends of the elastic on to the top side of one larger cut out shape, avoid twisting the elastic. Once glued, it will form a large loop.

Stack the remaining pieces so that the smallest piece is on the top rotating the direction for each layer and sandwich the elastic in between.

Hot gluing another heart over top of the elastic and other heart cutout.

Use the hot glue gun to glue the layers together in the center. Don’t need to use a lot of glue. 

Hot gluing a smaller denim heart over top of the other heart cutout.

Wrap the elastic around a book or journal to hold your place and enjoy! 

set of three elastic book bands made from scrap denim

Do you have any scrap denim lying around to use for crafting?

No sew elastic bookends in the shape of a heart and star.

More DIY Book Marks:

If you have a bookworm in your family, they might appreciate these coloring bookmarks for Valentine’s or these cute felt bird bookmarks.

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No sew elastic bookends in the shape of a heart and star with an arrow and text overlay.

No Sew Elastic Book Band

Jane and Sonja
Using scrap denim to make practical and adorable elastic book bands.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • Scrap denim
  • Fabric scissors
  • Printable Shapes Pattern
  • ¼” wide Elastic
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks

Instructions
 

  • Print off the pattern on a 8.5×11 sheet of paper.
  • Working one book band shape at a time, cut around each of the individual pattern pieces.
  • Place the pattern over the denim and cut the pieces out along the solid line.
  • Cut a piece of elastic 9” long for a smaller bookband or at 18” for a bigger elastic bookand.

Assembling the Elastic Book Band

  • Glue the ends of the elastic on to the top side of one larger cut out shape, avoid twisting the elastic. Once glued, it will form a large loop.
  • Stack the remaining pieces so that the smallest piece is on the top rotating the direction for each layer and sandwich the elastic in between.
  • Use the hot glue gun to glue the layers together in the center.
  • Wrap the elastic around a book to hold your place.
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