Hi there! Glad you stopped by today! It's Tanis here, and I'm going to share a tutorial with you today. I decided to make a bookmark, walk you through the steps, and show you a little "trick" for dealing with loose ends of your machine-stitched threads. Let's get started!
Finished project measures 7 3/4 x 2 1/8"
2 colors of card stock
an old dictionary, book, or text paper
stamps (using a tall image works best)
SRM stickers: SCHOOL
old paint brush
1. Cut a piece of text paper to the size that best fits your image, allowing space on the bottom for the sentiment stickers. I tore one edge of my text paper for an aged look. Stamp your images.
2. Trim card stock to mat the text paper. Adhere text paper to card stock.
3. Stitch edges of text paper with machine. Pull ends of thread to the back of the text panel. Pull the thread end on the back side, so the front stitch loosens. Grab this loosened thread with your fingers and pull until the front thread end comes all the way through to the back, as shown in the photos.
4. Adhere stickers to card stock. Cut into strips. Adhere to front of bookmark. Stitch and pull thread ends through. Paint entire panel with a coat of mod podge. Allow to dry. Stitch ribbon tag to top.
5. Trim Card stock base slightly larger than text panel. Trim threads and adhere panel to base, making sure threads are completely tucked in.
Hope you enjoyed this and it has inspired you to create! Leave any questions you might have in the comment section and I'll answer them for you! Thanks again for coming to look!