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Blogmas 2018 Cross Stitch Bookmarks

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!

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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!

Cross stitch threads in red and green

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.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks - pink squares design
Old photo…. You get the idea!

I also made this one again but in shades of green and brown with a brown tassel.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks - Me to You tatty teddy Christmas design with Cecelia Ahern's The Gift

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.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks - Me to You Tatty Teddy in a Christmas pudding with "have yourself a bear-y little Christmas" text

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.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks "Read Me" in bright colours with Tom Fletcher's The Christmasaurus book

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.

Cross Stitch Bookmarks "Read Me" in striped bright coloured lettering

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!

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