Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this year I thought why not give Mum something that will last a little longer than breakfast in bed! She’s a bit of a book worm… when she gets going, I often get ignored (I’m not sure if I should be encouraging that!) BUT a bookmark was the perfect thought. Only how could I make it slightly different to the usual rectangle shape? I put my thinking cap on and came up with this super easy project. You can make any shape you like, just make sure the top can slide onto your bookend!
You will need…
Felt, coloured thread, sewing needles, pins, pencil, scissors
Step 1. Download heart template and cut. Place the cut outs on your felt material, trace and cut again.
Step 2. With both hearts in place, it’s time to start sewing. Start off sewing the smaller heart on top of the large heart – this makes up the front of your bookmark.
Step 3. After you’ve finished decorating, sandwich your two large hearts together (pins are handy) and hand sew around the edges. Make sure you leave enough room around the opening to slide onto your book.
Voila…The finished product! Don’t forget you can be as creative as you like with the front designs – have fun and happy reading!