Unicorn Book Weight Page Keeper with Gripper Fabric

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Unicorn Book Weight Page Keeper with Gripper Fabric


This book weight is the answer for many frustrated book lovers, all the way from new readers with large print paperbacks, to those using their grandmother's well-worn cookbooks, to crafters trying to follow along a pattern in a checked-out library book that won't stay open. It's great for those who like to read at a table while eating (no hand is required to hold the book open), for students more interested in using their hand to change the current tune on their phone than to keep their textbook open, and for any kind of book worm in between!

It is sewn out of a light lavender or violet colored flannel fabric print with numerous white unicorns with pink manes and tails. The fabric is sprinkled with white hearts, and deeper colored pink and blue flowers as well. Fun and very girly, this book weight will help a book that doesn't want to stay open. The weight is enough on either end to hold even the most stubborn of pages, and is in a pleasingly rounded shape, thinner towards the center to allow for easier reading. The back side is made of white gripper fabric, similar to that used for slippers or pj's with feet in them. This helps to prevent the book weight from sliding too readily if the book is at an angle, and who doesn't like to occasionally read with their legs propped up, book on lap?

The fabric is thin enough to be easily folded or rolled and can be tucked in a purse or bag to bring wherever you go. The weight is not so heavy as to prevent it being portable, and It does have an inner layer of padded fabric to give it a soft, padded feel. So many books don't have the ability to stay open on their own, and for a unicorn lover, this would be the ideal solution and dream gift. I know my unicorn-crazed niece would say so. Look for other fun fabric colors and patterns to come!

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

We are a homeschooling family. Or rather, we WERE a homeschooling family. My kiddos are now all immersed in the public education system at university. But when we were homeschooling, and the kids were quite young, I received a free leather book weight from one of our favorite curriculum companies. I have to say, it has been the handiest thing and is used all the time, and when it is not in use it's home is atop my wooden recipe card holder, super-handy to grab to help hold a recipe book open. Over the years I have put a lot of thought into how I would go about making one to sell. Of course, I'm also always looking for ideas of things to make that I can put my lace tatting on, and a fancier version of a book weight might just be the thing!

Now, I'm not interested in learning the craft of making leather items, at least not yet, so fabric was the way to go. I even researched what type of things would be the best to use as the weights - zinc, lead, tungsten and other metals used in such things as small wooden derby racing cars, fishing line weights etc. but I didn't want anything toxic and I wanted it to be fairly rounded. My DH, a frugal accountant, suggested using sand, but I just couldn't figure out how to prevent it from filtering through fabric, and grits on a kitchen counter, or for that matter anywhere inside, was just not acceptable.

With an annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser that I participate in approaching, and a little time on my hands with the kids now doing their schooling, for the most part, elsewhere, I decided to make a template of my beloved leather book weight, to figure out how to do the sewing, how to make it "grip" like the suede back on the original and how to insert and pad the weights. I purchased small amounts of fun fabrics, pulled out a lot of fabric passed on to me from others as well as all my own remnants, found "gripper" material that didn't have to be shipped all the way from China, and realized I needed to know approximately how much the weights should actually weigh. I Googled "weighted book page holders" and tried my hand at making a simple padded duct-tape and pennies book weight. It worked great, but I wanted something a little heavier. And then, I came across another seller of the exact style of book weight I was planning to make! Similar shape, similar size... Really, I think she too must have originally had one of those leather ones as well. Anyways, I feel I ought to give her credit for one part of my book weights - I found out how much her's generally weigh, and based mine on that. A big thank you goes out to Dragon in Knots on Etsy. She also makes and sells lots of other useful fabric items so check out her website when you get the chance.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Cotton fabric, padding fabric, gripper fabric, metal

Size: 9 1/4" long, 3" at the widest point, approx. 1/4" deep

Color: Blue

Material: Unicorn Flannel Print

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Additional Items: $ 4.00

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United States
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SleepyCatDesigns on Apr 25, 2013
5 stars

I cannot recommend Wendy and her family highly enough! Wendy's tatted items look beautiful in the photos, but my earrings that came which she custom made to my size requirement are just gorgeous! I will enjoy wearing this lightweight and lovely design over and over, I'm sure. Just exquisite work and quality! My wooden spatula made by David, Wendy's 13-year-old son, is fantastic! It has a thicker handle than some of my spatulas and that makes it so much easier to hold and grip with my stiff arthritic hand...what a blessing! And the quality is top-notch as well. Obviously is quite committed to providing quality designs, just like his mother. My many communications with Wendy regarding my order prior to purchase and then throughout purchase and receipt were exceptionally pleasant! It is obvious the Wright Family are interested in taking good care of their customers, as well as providing beautifully crafted items of the highest quality. I could not be happier and hope to order more "stuff" from the Wrights in the future!
LindaLewis on Jan 22, 2013
5 stars

Wendy, I LOVE the earrings. Can't wait to wear them. Thanks so much!
MelodyODesigns on Jan 15, 2013
5 stars

This handmade wooden spatula is all that I had hoped for. It's both lovely and functional. The grain is beautiful and the unique labor intensive sanding process makes for a satiny smooth surface. I like the extra touch of the leather hanging loop. I just used it for the first to saute garlic and olive oil and the design fits beautifully in my hand. Thank you for a special product, exceptional customer service, careful packaging and fast shipping.

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