Obviously, I've been on a felt kick for quite some time now. I made these cute little bookmarks for some church girls who are near and dear to my heart. Each one is personalized (with their initials on one side, and a picture that symbolizes them on the other).
They are quite simple to make - super easy if you are looking for a last-minute gift!
What you'll need
Felt Scraps in assorted colors
Embroidery Thread (I use the thread used for friendship bracelets)
Ribbon in assorted width
Sewing machine (optional)
Pattern for picture (if you aren't good at winging it!)
1. Cut 2 shapes from felt for the background of the bookmark. The size I used was about 2 in. square. Cut 2 smaller pieces of felt for bottom of bookmark. (Use any shape, I used a square, star, heart & triangle on mine). Cut a piece of ribbon that is about 8-10 inches long (thin ribbon is fine, but I personally like the way the thicker ribbon looks).
2. Applique (by hand probably is easiest, but you can machine, sew, too if you're patient!) a design on one piece of felt and an initial (or initials) on other piece of felt.
3. Assemble: Sandwich ribbon between larger pieces of felt - you can add some permanent fabric glue to help the ribbon stay, but it probably isn't necessary. Do the same thing with smaller pieces of felt at bottom
4. Sew outer edges of large felt pieces (Hand or Machine), then sew smaller pieces together at bottom.