Thursday, September 5, 2013

Embroidery Floss Bookmarks

These delicate bookmarks are so easy and add some pretty cheer to a favorite book.  Make a few to have on hand when you gift a book to someone, or perhaps stick one to a loved one's textbook and tuck it into their backpack for a fun surprise!

To make an embroidery floss bookmark, you'll need:

  • Embroidery Floss (I used regular DMC brand in the photos)
  • Paper Clips (any size you like)
  • E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle (the smaller the better)
  • Scissors
  • Buttons (optional)
  • To attach your paperclip you can add a few stitches with the needle and floss or simply glue it with a hot glue gun or fabric glue.

Start by crocheting the components with the floss and E hook.  I used these patterns (click links to the pattern):

One Round Flowers

One Round Stemless Leaf

Curlicue Rose

Here are pattern links for a star and heart too:

One Round Stars

One Round Hearts

After crocheting everything, weave in the ends.  My tapestry needle was a little big for those teeny flowers and leaves, I recommend a smaller one to make it a little easier!

Now that we have all of the parts finished, we can put it all together.  It's up to you how you'd like to attach the paper could quickly glue them (hot glue or fabric glue), or a couple of stitches using the floss works nicely too.

I added a button to the green flower to finish it off a little...

Layering things looks nice too, I think my favorite is the rose and leaf...If you used glue, let everything dry completely, then grab a good book.

Happy reading!

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  1. Adorable! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings :-)

  2. Great! I'm going to make some with my students:)

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