Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Basic Sewing Skills Ribbon Bookmark

Tonight for our class activities we are going to review clothing and laundry basics and things you need to know to maintain your clothing. I am in charge of the basic sewing skills, so we are going to make this bookmark. It uses a piece of ribbon (whatever length you want to fit your book), a hair band elastic, a button and needle with thread.  (To prevent fraying, I used a lighter to melt the ends of the ribbon, just a tip!)

1st- They will learn to thread a needle 
2nd- They will  learn to do a basic stitch to close in the end with the elastic band

3rd- They will sew a button on the other end of the ribbon


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  1. like it. must try

  2. What a novel idea, can't wait to make these with my grandchildren

  3. 'novel' idea...haha love it.

    Very cute, simple craft. Shared it with my Beehive leader daughter. :)

  4. can i use felt instead of ribbon so I can use a plastic needle with my students? What about using this as an idea for a headband?

  5. I have never tried felt, but you could definitely try it and see. :) It would probably work great as a headband too- and could be so adorable with cute buttons! Good luck on your creations!

  6. Thank you, Julie, for sharing this great idea! No more rubber band bookmarks for me :)

  7. how long should your ribbon be?

    1. It really doesn't matter how long your ribbon is. I have found that a ribbon 10-15 inches in length works great for most books, however a larger book would need much longer ribbon.

  8. These bookmarks are soooo cute!! Making them today with my 10-year-old!

  9. Mais COMMENT je n'y ai pas pensé avant ???!!!
    C'est tellement évident, et tellement génial !!!

    Un grand Merci !! ;-))))))))))

  10. An easy project to learn to sew on a button.

  11. Love this idea! Great craft project for my 10 & 12 year old nieces next time they visit me. Thank you for sharing.