- small scrap of leather or red glitter naugahyde (6 x 10 will work)
- sewing machine
Fold the paper over the page about 4 inches
Draw your heart.
Take the paper away from the book, and fold the part with the heart on it in half down the middle.
This will allow you to cut both lobes of the heart at one time, and it will be symmetrical.
Unfold the heart, and open it up. This is the template for the bookmark.
Lay the template down on the back side of the naugahyde. Trace around it with a pen.
Then cut the shape out. (note that I left about 1/8 inch seam allowance along the bottom edge.)
Fold the heart in half, right sides facing OUT, and sew the open side shut. Be careful to line them up neatly. I did this without using any tissue paper, but if yours is sticky in your machine, feel free to slip in some tissue to sew it with and then tear it away.
And Voila! you have a sweet heart bookmark.
It is kind of a surprise, because it does not show very much from the outside when the book is closed.
This was a super easy, super quick project. You could knock these out for gifts or for teachers.
Red glitter is appropriate for all occasions. (At least all the occasions that we celebrate in our house!)
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