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No Sew Elastic Book Band

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


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


  • Print off the pattern on a 8.5x11 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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