If you need a small gift that's quick and easy to sew, try fabric bookmarks. What's more, they only require scraps of fabric to make.
I've followed my own fringed fabric bookmark tutorial, omitting the embroidered flower.
I didn't time how long it took to make the two bookmarks, but seriously, there's only a few steps...
- choose fabric
- cut out fabric and interfacing
- iron on interfacing
- fray ends
- sew three seams
Couldn't be easier!
The fabric that I chose for the bookmarks is a Japanese cotton Op Shop find. I have no idea of the type of cotton, but it's a very loose weave. It has a bit of a hessian (burlap) look to it, but it's much finer, and not at all scratchy. Whatever the type of cotton, it's perfect for fraying.
There's still heaps of fabric left, as I scored 2m, and I've only cut into it once before to make a drawstring gift bag.
It feels good to cross another gift off the list. I'm ahead of schedule this year - all online purchases have been made, presents from the shops bought, Christmas cards written and gift tags completed. There's still some sewing to be done. Ha, ha... I'm being quite ambitious I think. See how I go - I'll keep you posted.
How are your Christmas preparations coming along?