Morning y’all! Today my friend Kristen Danis from KD Quilts is guest posting as part of the Handmade Holiday series and she is sharing her quick and easy Handmade Holiday gift: Fabric Bookmarks. These are perfect to make with kids and how fun would these be with a gift card to a book store?
Check out the tutorial below. 🙂
Handmade Holidays: Fabric Bookmark Tutorial
Have you started your Christmas gift sewing yet?! I always try to, but I totally procrastinate, leaving me not as much time as I thought I would have. Sound familiar, because I know I’m not alone here!
A lot of times, I feel that as wonderful as handmade is, it just doesn’t suit some people. I like to incorporate a little handmade into a gift. That way you still get to give some wonderful handmade, and when it’s part of the gift, I feel like those that don’t appreciate handmade still love it!
That is where a fabric bookmark becomes a great handmade gift for any reader on your list. Throw in a new book, or along with a new coffee mug and a bookish gift card and you’re all set!
I am one of those people who is crazy obsessive about the condition of my books. I don’t want the spine to be creased at all. I was worried these would be too thick for the book. Have no fear, there has been no spine creasing and lots of bookmark usage!
The options are endless: one fabric, patchwork , scrappy, ribbon, twine or no topper.
For this mini tutorial, I’m using 2.5 inch squares (perfect for those mini charm packs!)
You will need four squares, sewn into a strip per bookmark plus interfacing and a bookmark back cut to 2.5×8.5.
I then interface the front of the bookmark. I prefer fusible fleece, but have also used a very lightweight fusible and both were suitable.
If you are adding a topper, now is the time to do so. For my ribbon or twine tassels, I fold it around a few times. I don’t cut the end with all the loops. Gather those all together and tack it down at the michine in the center of the top of the bookmark.
Lay bookmark pieces right sides together and sew, leaving a two inch gap on one side. This is for turning the right way after clipping the corners.
Topstitch around the outer edges (I use the 1/8 mark) and you are finished! Less tha 30 minutes and a gift accessory is ready to go!
I hope you all check out the other gift and decor ideas throughout the hop. And to get even more inspiration, be sure to link your photo of a handmade holiday item to the giveaway page. Plus, when you link your picture, you are automatically entered to win some fantastic prizes!! (One entry per person)
Thank you to Jennifer (Elison Lane) for organizing and hosting this event! It was fun to be part of it!
So now go! Link up and happy holiday sewing!!
Thanks Kristen for being part of the series!
While you’re here, be sure to check out Kristen’s other guest post which makes a great gift for the cook in your family: quilted casserole carrier tutorial.
See y’all tomorrow! Happy Holidays!