Throughout Blogmas I will be sharing some different ideas for handmade gifts and other items! Today I am sharing this easy quick project that makes a great stocking filler gift! A great, quick handmade gift idea is cross stitch bookmarks!
As a cross-stitch project these are quick and easy to make; great for beginners as you really can make them as simple as anything, using patterns and abstract designs. Though if you are more experienced, you can choose a more challenging design.
There are so many ways you can make bookmarks; all you really need is a strip of aida fabric; and some threads in colours of your choice and of course a needle!
Optional extras include tassels, beads, backing fabric or card.
Cross Stitch Bookmarks
This one, (which I made a couple of years ago, and still use); I made from several pink threads I had, and simply stitched blocks of colour.
I also made this one again but in shades of green and brown with a brown tassel.
Another great idea is to use a mini kit – although these usually come with fabric; you can change up your material and use your own; just measure the width of the design to make sure it will fit.
Using mini kits is a great way to make a bookmark featuring specific designs; these are available in so many places too! This one is actually a Tatty Teddy mini kit I shared in this post. I added some writing for a bit of fun.
You can also buy bookmark kits in some cases, though designs are sometimes a little more limited, depending on what you want.This one was a free kit in a magazine years ago, which is another option, it was supposed to be backed onto some patterned card, though I plan on backing this with fabric.
You can also find loads of designs online, and even make up your own!
Would you consider stitching a gift? Or have you in the past? Let me know in the comments, or tag me over on Instagram!Follow me on social media