These simple bookmarks were made from a few fabric remnants and a little embroidery floss. They make sweet and useful handmade gifts for family at Christmas time but are so easy!....
You'll need 2 fabric remnants...a plain one for the front to embroider on, and a patterned one for the back. Cut them into 2 rectangles measuring 2 inches wide X 8 inches long and cut one end into a point (as in the photos)
Choose a design for your embroidery...(my line drawings can be downloaded as images if you'd like to use them). To transfer them onto the fabric you need to print them out at the preferred size and trace them onto your plain fabric using a light-box (or a window)
Stitch your design onto the front piece using 2 strands of embroidery floss and a small neat Back Stitch. I used 1 strand for the finer details and French Knots for eyes and buttons. I also added some text and a few decorative crosses.
When the embroidery is finished you place the front and back with right sides together & machine sew all around the outside edge leaving a quarter inch seam allowance. Leave the bottom edge open to turn right side out and then press with a warm iron. Close the opening by hand with a blind hem stitch, and top stitch a running stitch by hand all around the edge.
Finish off by stitching a pretty button on the top point.... Job done! :)