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Monday, January 25, 2010

Lovely bookmarks

Perfect mini-gift for the book lover in your life. Make them their own unique bookmark for Valentine's Day!

  • strip of fabric
  • strip of cardboard - I used a cereal box
  • strip of ribbon
  • a few matching beads
  • embroidery thread
  • scissors, matching thread, yadda yadda yadda

    1. Cut 2-3 bookmarks out of the cardboard, whatever size you want. Cut two piece of fabric 1/4" larger than the cardboard.
    2. Cut your ribbon to match the length of the fabric. Sew ribbon at the ends to one piecce of fabric. Sew the two pieces of fabric together on three sides only, right sides together. Clip corners and turn.
    3. String beads onto embroidery thread. Leave about 3" of bare thread.
    4. Insert cardboard pieces into the pocket.
    5. Insert bare end of the thread with beads and stitch to one piece of fabric to secure. Fold in 1/4" of the fabric at the open end. Slip stitch entire end closed.

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