How to make a bookmark

How to make a bookmark

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7 o’clock in the morning my Chloe’s friend knocked the door to go to school together.

They sat on the dining table and chatted about the school, teachers, bugging boys and sort of 10 year old stuff.

“My first grade teacher hated me. She didn’t even let me go pee.”

“My first grade teacher liked me and my second grade teacher loved me and……”

They were cute and I got to know that she was loved by all the teachers in her 6 years of school life.

 

Then I had an idea to show my gratitude for her teacher; making one of kind bookmarks!

 

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Finished size: 6″ x 3″

What you will need:

-a scrap of linen-like fabric (I bought at JoAnn.)

-scraps of pretty fabrics (Pink floral is SevenBerry from Ministry of Fabric.)

-stamps (my Beautiful You set is available at Altenew.), a acrylic block (I bought at Michaels.)

Color Box Erasable Fabric Inkpad

-light weight fusible web. (I use Steam-A-Seam2.)

-cotton batting

-at least 7″ x 4″ print fabric for backing

-embroidery floss

-ribbon or string

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1. Sew linen and pink fabric together. Fuze red floral strip using fusible web as an accent.

Trim into 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (1/4″ seam included.)

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2. Using Color Box Erasable Inkpad, Stamp each design on desired place.

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3. You can see the image clearly.

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4. Place the batting under the tag. Outline designs with your sewing machine.

I set the stitch length 1.0 and thread Aurifil dark violet 50 weight.(1240)

After finishing, wash the fabric with water to remove the blue ink. Press it to dry.

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5. Following the same steps, prepare the backing too.

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6. I had to use hand soap to wash away the remain ink completely.

As my experience, the ink goes away but you have to lightly rub.

*Do not expect you can erase the ink by simply spraying the water. (That’s what I thought in first place!)

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7. Place the backing and the front together, right sides facing, sew all the way but leave a hole for turning.

Trim the batting and clip every corner. Turn right side out, close and press well.

 

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8. Punch a whole using a Crop-A-Dile.

Hand stitch to using three strands of Cosmo Embroidery threads.

This Color Box Erasable Fabric Inkpad is definitely a good buy.

I would recommend to test on your fabric before start.

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I hope you make one of a kind bookmarks for someone special. 🙂

I am going to surprise my Chloe’s teacher tomorrow.

 

xo

Minki

 

5 Comments

  1. Ooh so beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have some lovedones in mind for such a Project!

    1. Hi Martina, Thank you so much for you kind words. I am glad my tutorial was helpful. 🙂 I will try to keep creating. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for such a clear tutorial Minki. I need to make lots of these for adding to my Christmas gifts this year and this will really help. I’m sure teacher was thrilled with such a unique gift too!

    1. Hi Ann,
      Your kind comments always make me smile. This simple and easy project is very handy to make and give. That’s why I have made so many and don’t own a lot. 🙂 And yes, teacher really liked it!

  3. beautiful work!
    i was wondering whether the embroidery was free motion machine or by hand?

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