A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 296,741
Currently Running With Scissors:
532 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Read bookmark  (Read 703 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Averia
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2685
Joined: 31-Dec-2008

Floppsy


View Profile WWW
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

StickerChic87
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Calabaza
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2787
Joined: 09-Jun-2010

It's a long story.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

StickerChic87
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Calabaza
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2787
Joined: 09-Jun-2010

It's a long story.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Sunday Dinner Part 1/3
How to Make Sunday Dinner Part 2/3
How to Make Sunday Dinner Part 3/3
How to Make Chorizo Burgers
How to Make an Italian Beef Sandwich
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.