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StickerChic87
« on: March 02, 2013 09:24:21 AM »

For a recent swap, one of the items to make was a bookmark. I knew I would like to make one with something embroidered on it for my partner. However, I am not very confident in my embroidery skills, so decided to try out the freezer paper method in hopes of making neater looking stitches. I found a free font online that I liked, and printed out "READ" onto a piece of freezer paper. After constructing the bookmark, I ironed the image onto the bookmark and went to town! Once fully embroidered, I started gently ripping and pulling away the freezer paper. If you ever try this method, I definitely recommend having tweezers handy...of which I do not own Roll Eyes.

I was pleased with how it turned out in the end. My husband liked it so much, he asked for one himself with a different image embroidred. Let's just say Im still trying to figure that one out...it isnt going as well as this one did. Undecided



Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013 09:54:01 AM »

You should be more confident! I love my bookmark!

I do a strange little technique when embroidering over paper attached to fabric - Every time I pull the needle through to the front of the fabric I poke a couple holes between where I come up and where I am going to go down for the next stitch. It makes the paper pull off much more easily, but it takes forever.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013 09:57:38 AM »

Averia- Thanks for the tip! Ill pry never remember to buy tweezers, so Ill just do that instead! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013 11:22:59 AM »

Neat! It did turn out cute! Is it backed with the same fabric as the front?
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013 11:44:30 AM »

The back is the same as the straps on the scrappy tote (just a darker blue). Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013 01:14:12 PM »

The back is the same as the straps on the scrappy tote (just a darker blue). Smiley
Perfect. What a nice and color-coordinated package!
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