- Felt (fabric and decorative shapes)
- Embroidery Thread
- Pinking Shears
I wanted my final bookmark to be 6cm x 14cm, so started by cutting out a rectangle of cardboard of 4cm x 12cm (to give a 1cm border all around). Then I cut out two rectangles of felt (6cm x 14cm each) - I went for a different colour for front & back.
Next step was to glue the cardboard onto the felt, along with the ribbon. Then glue the other piece of felt on top, to create a 'sandwich' (this is the technical term!)
To give it a bit of definition, I used embroidery thread to stitch around the edges with a 1cm border (following the line of cardboard).
I was really pleased with the way it turned out and I may have to make myself one to use with the craft books I was given for Christmas!!
Great idea for a bookmark. My 8 year old daughter is always reading several books at once so we've run out of bookmarks, your bookmark will be a massive improvement on bits of paper ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you! There's so many possibilities! And good for your daughter - we are both big readers and always have loads on the go too xxDelete