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15+ things to stitch & sew for book lovers

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15+ things to stitch & sew for book lovers

I feel like there is a strong overlap between people who love to sew and people who love to read! I’ve been working on a list of sewing-related books to read but first I’ll share this post of sewing and hand embroidery patterns that are perfect for book lovers. I’ve got book-ish quilts, reading accessories, hand stitched books, and more!

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Book related sewing patterns & tutorials

bookshelf quilt pattern

Obsessed with this bookshelf quilt pattern, is it so pretty, from Jessica Quilter.

felt bookmark tutorial

I love making bookmarks as a way to use up scraps or personalize a book I’m gifting; here is one fun one to stitch up for any moms in your life, or you can see a bunch of other diy bookmark tutorials here on my site.

This is so clever and I’ve had it bookmarked for ages; upcycle an old book into a zippered “pouch” or purse with this fun, free tutorial from See Kate Sew.


I love how this looks, a Book Nerd pattern designed by Angela Pingel! This would be perfect for cuddling under and reading.

Here is another book-turned-purse project, sans zipper, free tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

Make a fabric “book” into a toy for a kiddo or a pincushion for yourself, with a pattern from PatchworkPottery.

paper pieced book block

DIY your quilt with a paper pieced book pattern from Quilt with Kate, I love her instagram and this pattern is so, so cute.

easy tote bag pattern

Any tote bag can be a library bag; here is my super easy tote bag tutorial! Consider adding some appliqued books or an SVG like this one with a fun library quote!

How to sew a bookmark - a beginner sewing tutorial

Another bookmark idea – using fabric scraps and old jeans! How to sew a bookmark here on Swoodson Says.

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Book themed hand embroidery patterns

I love the simplicity of this design, it would look great on a sweatshirt too! Pattern from The Barmy Fox.

felt book ornament sewing pattern

I adore the details on this cute ornament pattern set! Perfect gift for book lovers, you could turn it into a magnet easily too, with a pattern from Lolli and Grace.

book lover embroidery pattern

Who doesn’t love curling up with a book? This sweet hand embroidery pattern is so cozy, designed by Tamar Nahir Yanai.

This hand stitched bookmark with a happy little book is so sweet! Free pattern from Wild Olive.

Who else is guilty of this! For hardcore bookworms, stitch up this funny little owl pattern from Hook Line & Tinker.

A beautiful, blooming book motif that looks great stitched on a tote bag or in a hoop. Pattern from Beth Colletti.

This one is designed for punch needle, a happy pattern with cozy cats and books from Suter Design Patterns.

I hadn’t heard this quote before but it’s a delight, with a bookish pattern from A Lively Hope.

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