Hand Embroidered Valentine Bookmarks
Supplies:This is a perfect project for those of you who are beginners to embroidery. If you need a practice guide, here is a handy-dandy Stitch Guide I put together a long time ago. This post also has some stitching help, another great Valentine project. I’m missing a few stitches on my site but if you google searched the following stitch names you’ll find more than enough help on how to do them.
- Felt, cut in varying circles or shapes (I have a scallop pair of scissors)
- DMC floss, needle, scissors
- Fabric marker- mine has a disappearing ink side
- Fabric glue
- Elastic (you can dye your elastic any color you want using RIT dye - just boil hot water, add a few drops of dye, boil for a few minutes, rinse with cold water. Bleach your pot before using it for cooking.)
Cut your shapes - I used 3-ply together, but stitched on 2-ply.
Trace/draw your design. The circles should be small, so you don’t need a whole lot on them - keep it simple. I free-handed everything so I don’t have patterns, but you can look at these and figure it out. They’re not very complex.
Embroider your design. Here are the stitches I used: Lazy Daisy
- French Knot
- Split Stitch
- Running Stitch
- Blanket stitch
Secure your elastic in a loop/circle, using glue or thread - make sure it’s straight. Nothing but the best from you.
Glue your front to the back.
DONE! How easy is that?! Now go make a whole bunch of these and you have plenty of time until Valentine’s Day! Wahoo!! These will also make great end-of-year teacher gifts too get a head start and be the admiration of the PTO moms. You’re amazing.