Do you enjoy reading during the summer? I do, although I'm not reading anything at the moment. I must fix that, but when I do, I'll be all ready with a new bookmark that I've made out of some recent embroidery. This is easy peasy, so I'm calling it my Easy Peasy Bookmark. It's another idea for things to make out of your pieces of embroidery.
Start with your stitching. For mine, I used Long-Winded Pinwheel from my new The 4th! pattern. To make it bookmark size, I elongated the handle.
Next, I took my finished embroidery and cut a piece of brown kraft paper to a similar size as my fabric. This was a bit larger than my finished bookmark would be. On the sewing machine, I stitched around the rectangle a few times. I went for messy.
Trim around the bookmark, leaving about .25" around the stitching.
Fray the edges.
And you're done! Start reading a good book, but not so good that you don't want to put it down. After all, you want to actually use your bookmark!
The nice thing about this is that there is very little finishing work. And the kraft paper gives it some stability. Now, if you want to see an all fabric bookmark made with embroidery that was looking for a use, check out the one that Tracy made. So cute!