Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Paper bookmark tutorial


By popular demand I am back with another simple tutorial, ok ok so only a couple of you guys asked for more tutorials (thank you ladies)

This time I am making paper book marks only because Sophia keeps misplacing hers and because really she grabs a random piece of paper and writes on it "this is Sophia's bookmark" or she uses a comb, or her ipod, the remote control, the floss container, a straw... I could go on and on.  I decided to make a few bookmarks for her and for Valentine's sake I made a few more for my nieces and nephews.


Materials needed:
paper cutter or scissors
glue
scrapbook paper  with pretty designs
cardstock
whole puncher
different kinds of ribbon

Step 1:   cut out paper rectangles.  Mine are 6 x 2 inches. You can make them any size you want. You will need two pieces of paper per bookmark, one card stock and one scrapbook paper.

Step 2:  Pick two pieces one card stock and one scrapbook paper.Glue the back sides together, only a little bit of glue will do, this is only to keep them together when you sew them in the next step.
 
Step 3:  Sew around the edges.  I didn't even attempt to sew straight  because I knew I wouldn't achieve it.  Besides an uneven stitch looks lovely on paper :0
 
Step 4:  Punch a hole in one end and thread the ribbon. Ta da!

These are so customizable, and surprisingly hold up real well.  Now the next thing is to figure out how make it so that Sophia does not misplace them.

6 comments:

  1. What a super idea and something I'll definitely have to give a try! More tutorials please!

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  2. Very pretty! I like your tutorials, and I'll be doing this one. Thank you. :)

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  3. Ooh, how sweet! I'm afraid we take the lazy way out and use scraps of paper or magazine subscription cards haha.. you are an inspiration!

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  4. Great tutorial Claudia! I love seeing stitching on paper. Good luck with Sophia misplacing them!

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  5. Thank yo for your tutorials! I'm really enjoying them. :) Your blog looks great!

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