Throughout Blogmas I will be sharing some different ideas for handmade gifts and other items! Today I am sharing this easy quick project that makes a great stocking filler gift!
As a cross-stitch project these are quick and easy to make, great for beginners as you really can make them as simple as anything, though you can go the other way if you are more experienced, and choose a more challenging design. There are so many ways you can make bookmarks, all you really need is a strip of aida fabric, and some threads in colours of your choice and of course a needle!
Optional extras include tassels, beads, backing fabric or card.
This one, (which I made a couple of years ago, and still use) I made from several pink threads I had, and simply stitched blocks of colour.
I also made this one again but in shades of green and brown with a brown tassel.
Another great idea is to use a mini kit – although these usually come with fabric, you can change up your material and use your own, just measure the width of the design to make sure it will fit. Using mini kits is a great way to make a bookmark featuring specific designs, these are available in so many places too! This one is actually a Tatty Teddy mini kit I shared in this post. I added some writing for a bit of fun.
You can also buy bookmark kits in some cases, though designs are sometimes a little more limited, depending on what you want.This one was a free kit in a magazine years ago, which is another option, it was supposed to be backed onto some patterned card, though I plan on backing this with fabric. You can also find loads of designs online, and even make up your own!
Would you consider stitching a gift? Or have you in the past?
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