Friday, June 25, 2010

One Small Christmas Gift Made!

Its still June and I actually made a Christmas gift! I'll admit its small, but its a start.

I searched the internet recently looking for tutorials for gifts to make. THIS TUTORIAL is for a cute bookmark that uses cute scraps. I love using scraps and have lots of them, so its a perfect idea. Its also really great that they are a quick project and use the small scraps that are hard to find a use for.

I made this first one as an experiment. My sewing machine has a hard time going around the corners, but I'm going to work on that problem. These will be cute for stocking stuffers and other small gifts.





I am having a good time going through my scraps putting together color combinations and themes.

11 comments:

lisa said...

Oh so cute..I think it is wonderful and a clever idea..thank you for sharing..Lisa

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Oh this is such a great idea! Thanks so much for posting about it and also for the link of how to make them!
Have a great day!
Lisa :o)

Deanna said...

That is a GREAT bookmark! Thanks for sharing. You might find the corners a little easier if you trim away the foundation fabric very close to the seam. I also did a bit of hand turning of the sewing machine the last about two stitches into the corner. Let me know if that helps and I can't wait to see more.

Pen Pen said...

This is so cute... I like the way you sewed your strips at an angle. My mind is racing... a book mark and a gift certificate to a book store??? Great gift!

Barb said...

What a great idea! I love to start each book with a new bookmark - silly I know, but it's something I've always done ;0) But, because of that habit, I have LOTS of book markers - but that's ok, I love each one! Thanks for adding the link for the tutorial, it looks like something I could actually do!

Blessings,
Barb

Rhonda said...

I love pretty bookmarks. I have one my aunt cross stitched for me in 1987-she dated it, smart lady!

I do need to get busy at least thinking about Christmas gifts.

Lyn said...

Great gift idea, Debbie. I think it would be much nicer than a paper bookmark for sure.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I'm going to take a look at the tutorial, I might be making some for gifts also.

Coleen

susan said...

Hi Debbie - I love the handmade bookmark; I enjoy reading and usually have a few books going at once so I am always on the lookout for cute bookmarks. Now, If I could only sew... ;-)

Terri said...

Cool idea, Debbie and a wonderful way to use up scraps.

Granny J said...

Love that idea. It's a great way to use up scraps.

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