An easy craft that encourages reading? Sign me up! This easy DIY makes a great homemade gift you can customize for the recipient. This Embroidered Leather Bookmark takes just a few minutes to make and the result is gorgeous and totally perfect for any reader with style.
- thickish teather
- embroidery floss
- cutting mat
- rotary blade
Step 1: Cut the bookmark from the sheet of leather. I made mine 1.5 inches wide and 5 inches long. Use the ruler and the cutting mat to ensure you cut a straight line.
Step 2: Mark your design on the back of the leather with a pen. This is a great way to involve the kids in this craft; just be sure the design is formed from straight lines (unless you’re a sewing maven).
Step 3: Take the awl and punch the holes where the pen markings are.
Step 4: Thread your needle and start sewing! Your design may look a little crazy on the back, but the front should look amazing.
Step 5: After you finish sewing your design, tie it of and you’re done! Enjoy your bookmark.
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Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.