Monday, June 2, 2014

Handmade Bookmarks

People love to receive gifts.
Especially from loved ones who are creative.
Plus nothing is more appreciated than a 'Handmade gift'.
Here is a super easy way to make something for the book-worms you know!

 This craft takes less than 1 hour to make 2 bookmarks.
 To get started, you will need the following:
  • 2"x 8" wide embroidered trim or something similar.
  • Coordinating fabric for the back, 2" x 8".
  • Large lace for the back and thin lace for the top. Both measuring 8" long.
  • 3 strands of colored embroidery thread.
  • Sewing threads and a needle.
  • Scissors.
  •  1½" x 7" stiff card stock.
 Begin by stitching the wide lace onto the colored fabric with same colored thread.

Place the ribbon face down onto the lace and baste stitch the length of the ribbon, both sides, staying close to the ribbons edge. 
 When finished basting, trim off the excess colored fabric and turn inside out.
Insert the 1½" x 7" card stock as shown.

 Next, thread you needle with your 3 strands of embroidery thread.
Finish the edges of the bookmark with a simple blanket stitch. 
 When you get to one end of the bookmark, fold in the edges.

 Hold tight with your fingers and continue the blanket stitch.

Fold the other end but before you begin stitching, fold your thin lace in half and insert into the fold of the fabric. Then stitch through the lace to hold it in place. 
 Place  in your favorite book and enjoy!

 Thanks for coming by, I hope you have enjoyed my craft!
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