The bible study group I am part of is going to be starting the book "So Long Insecurity" by Beth Moore. I'm looking forward to connecting with women from our church and journeying my way through another one of Beth Moore's books. I've never not been changed by them, so I'm anticipating the Lord to do some work in me again.
I thought I would surprise the women with a little something special. As we read through this book for the next six weeks, I thought a bookmark would be just the perfect gift.
I think I love a pretty bookmark just about as much as I love a good book.
This is a very easy and quick sewing project. It's a great way to use up scraps of fabric and what's better than a gift made with lots of love.
To begin with, cut two pieces of fabric into 2 1/2 x 7 inch pieces. You can use the same fabric or two coordinating fabrics.
Cut two pieces of interfacing the same measurements and using the manufacturer's instructions, fuse it to the back of the fabrics. I used what I had on hand, which was fusible light fleece interfacing. Because it is a little bit thicker, I just used one piece.
Now, just place the pieces together (right side up) and make a top-stitch (1/4 in.) around the edges. Make sure to leave the TOP open so that you insert a ribbon.
Now, take a pair of pinking shears and trim around all 4 edges.
Insert a piece of ribbon (or two of different widths and length) into the top of the bookmark.
Sew along the top.
And then just make a V cut at the top of the ribbon and you are finished.
And there you have your handmade bookmark.
Just think of all the people you can give these too... teachers, book clubs and bible studies, avid readers, or just those special people in your life.
Like my niece, Olivia...