Last weekend my best friend, Bea, came over to sew. She wanted to make a little something special for the women who were attending a Ladies Retreat at her church. There are so many possibilities but this is what we came up with – fabric bookmarks. We made up 26 of these little goodies and it took us less than 2 hours.
I had the fabric in my stash. It is from Kanvas Studio’s Bible Study series. This particular piece shows various lettering styles of the word “Amen” in black on a white background. I thought it was very beautiful and very suitable for a church ladies retreat.
Here is how we made them. You will need:
Phoomph for Fabric (you can use either the stiff or soft sheet.)
Fabric marking pen with disappearing ink
A bit of ribbon to coordinate with the fabric
Scissors, pins, coordinating thread
Step one Decide the size you want to make the bookmark. We decided to make the bookmarks 2 inches X 8 inches. We cut our sheets of Phoomph into a sheet measuring 12 X 8. That would give us 6 bookmarks out of each sheet.
Step two Iron your fabric. Cut it into 8 ½ inch strips the width of fabric (you will be covering the back and front of the Phoomph with fabric.) Remove the selvages.
Step three To attach the fabric to the sheet of Phoomph, peel off the protective paper covering from one side of Phoomph. Cover this side with fabric. Cut off the excess fabric using the sheet as a guide. Repeat for the backside.
Step four Use the fabric pen to mark a line for cutting the sheet into six 2 X 8 inch bookmarks.
Step five Cut your bits of ribbons into 2 ½ inch pieces. Fold the ribbon in half. Secure the ribbon to the top of the bookmark. Add top-stitching to the outer edge of the bookmark. This will also secure the ribbon to the bookmark.
We were very happy with our finished project. The bookmarks will be a nice memento of the ladies retreat. (I made up a few extras. My mother will love one as will the ladies in my bible study group.)
This is a very quick and easy project. It’s also a good way to use up scraps. How about adding one to a teacher appreciation gifts or tuck it into a gift of a book.