DIY bookmark

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DIY bookmark
By Meghan January 6, 2020 No comments

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more then you of course need a new bookmark! This one is so pretty you’ll want to leave it out in the open inside your book complete with decorative ends so you will also never lose your place.

Materials


Burda Style

 

  • Leather 
  • Felt
  • Fusible Vilene (Vlieseline Freudenberg)
  • Thread 
  • Scissors
  • Hand gauge
  • Clips
  • Beads
  • Beading needle
  • Calligraphy pen
  • Template

 

STEP 1


Burda Style

 

Use the template and cut one of fusible Vilene. Press it onto the wrong side of a leather piece and cut to size.

 

STEP 2


Burda Style

 

Remove the paper from the fusible Vilene and press the piece with wrong sides together onto a second leather piece. Topstitch close to all edges

 

STEP 3


Burda Style

 

Carefully cut away any excess seam allowances around all edges close to the stitching.

 

STEP 4


Burda Style

 

Use the calligraphy pen to write your personal message onto the leather and let it dry completely.

 

STEP 5


Burda Style

 

Use the round template to cut 6 or so circles (depending on the thickness of the felt).

 

STEP 6


Burda Style

 

Stack the felt circles together and stitch one time through the middle leaving about 10 cm/4 in of end threads.

 

STEP 7


Burda Style

 

String the beads onto the end threads and sew it securely onto the bookmark by hand.

 

FINISHED!


Burda Style

 

Add as many tassels and beads as you want to customize your bookmark. And if you are giving a book as a gift, then this decorative bookmark is also the perfect accompaniment.

 

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