Wednesday, October 12, 2011
How to Embroider Card Stock
Embroidered Fall Leaf Bookmark & Fabric Window Falling Leaves Bookmark
First cut strips of card stock. I cut mine about 2 inches wide, and 11 inches long.
How to embroider card stock.
I love the look of embroidered card stock. There are probably a lot of ways to go about it, but this is the method that I used. It really was very easy.
First lightly pencil the outline of your leaf. Then draw in lines.
Next, use a large needle to poke holes where you will be sewing. Make sure that you do not poke holes too close together, or the paper might tear. Carefully erase the pencil marks.
Using only one strand of thread, go through and embroider the leaf. Be careful to not bend or tear the card stock.
To add the round tab at the top of the bookmark, cut a half circle with a cutter. I also punched a rectangular hole in the tab.
Wrap some embroidery thread around four fingers. (I only ended out using about half of this). Cut each end. Pull the pieces of thread through the hole and tie a knot.
To make the fabric leaf bookmark, simply lightly pencil the outline of your leaves. Use a cutter to cut out the shapes. You can test different fabrics before you choose one. Cut out a small piece of fabric and glue it to the back of the bookmark.
I glued the front and back piece of the bookmark together. You could also add magnetic strips inside the front and back of the bookmark.
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