- Cut a length of denim approximately 6cm wide by 20-25cm long. I use the offcuts from shortening jeans, so these measurements sometimes vary.
- Thread your machine with thread and set to your chosen stitch. A type of satin stitch is best for outlining. Sew around all sides 1.5-2cm in from each side. Pivot at each corner to give a neat finish.
- Fray the edges around the bookmark by pulling the threads up to your stitched pattern. A pin is very useful to do this. Cut around the edges to make the frayed edges even.
- Select another stitch and sew a pattern in the center of your bookmark. Tie off loose ends, and glue or sew on some sequins.
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Sew a Bookmark
This is a really easy bookmark to make and makes use of some of the fancy stitches on your sewing machine.