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Crazy Colorful Fabric Bookmark

Crazy Colorful Fabric Bookmark
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Crazy Colorful Fabric Bookmark
featuring Kreinik holographic threads

One of the 12 Projects of Christmas made with the "Make Mine 3-D" boxed set of Kreinik holographic threads.

Materials needed:
• scraps of Christmas fabric (or scraps of any fabric - this is a fun way to recycle textiles)
• Kreinik holographic thread colors in a variety of thread weights (we used threads from the Make Mine 3-D Holographic thread set)
• sewing needle or sewing machine (optional)
• red felt for backing
• button
• mini wooden spools, buttons or other as desired for a “tassel”
• pinking shears (scissors)
• sewing machine (optional)
• clear monofilament thread, glue (optional)

Instructions:
 1. Cut a 3” x 7” piece of red felt.
 2. You will be making a textile sandwich, with red felt in the back, layers of fabric scraps on the felt, then decorative threads on the fabric scraps, all sewing together using the threads. So begin by laying a scrap of fabric or scraps of fabric on the felt in random spots, then stitch them to the felt with the Kreinik holographic threads either by hand or sewing machine. Suggestions to get you started:
• use Kreinik Blending Filament in the needle of your sewing machine (use any bobbin thread, stitch slowly) in a zig zag stitch.
• couch Kreinik #16 Braid and/or 1/16” and 1/8” Ribbon with a clear monofilament or contrasting Blending Filament color, use a straight stitch, side by side, or decorative stitch to couch down the heavier metallics.
Have fun and play with threads. Don’t be perfect - be random, mistakes are ok, knots are even ok. This is free-form textile art.
 3. When you have finished playing with the threads and top embellishments, trim the fabric pieces so that they are roughly even on the outside edges. Then trim your felt using pinking shears.
 4. Attach a button at one end of the bookmark.
 5. If using little wooden spools, wrap holographic thread around them just to cover the spool (glue the thread end to secure). String the spools onto some extra holographic threads, make a super large knot in one end to keep the thread from coming back out (or use a button like we did in the photo), then attach/tie the fibers to the button on your bookmark.

Printing Instructions:
Click here to download the FREE instructions for this design. You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print this file. If you have trouble downloading this file and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: (Insert the name of the design you want), P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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