This is not a pretty for those of you who have embraced the Kindle or other e-readers, although it could still be valuable as a weight for your favourite magazine or cookbook!
But if you're a diehard romantic like me, and love nothing better than sitting with a real book in your hands, then enjoy this little lovely!
This is a simple sausage of scrap fabric, stitched and embellished with ribbon and a rhinestone buckle, and filled with rice to add weight.
Mine is a remnant of furnishing fabric from the bargain bin, sourced for 60c and providing enough material for about 40 book weights! I cut two pieces about 10cms (4 inches) wide and 35cms (13 inches) long.
They're stitched together, embellishments added on the inside prior to stitching, and quickly machine stitched on the two long sides and one short end, before being turned right way out, and filled with a little jug to channel the rice (a funnel would do the trick too), then hand stitched on the second short end.
Make one for someone you love.