Selected vendor: A Stitching Shop - CO
Location: Denver, Colorado

Iron-on Brocade Bookmark

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Designed by: Amy Law, Skill Level: Beginner

Here's a quick gift to make for a book-lover in your life - or for yourself. By using 'romantic' papers and quick iron-on threads for an embroidered look, you can create an old-world, vintage-style design (perfect for reading a favorite Jane Austen novel, "Don Quixote" or the latest Nora Roberts book).

Materials used in our model:

  • Etal real metal paper- Tinted silver ES3-A
  • Red foil paper
  • Tidings/Wintermint paper from Fruitcake by Basic Grey
  • Passion Red Quills Paper from Fibermark
  • Gold stripe paper, Die Cuts with a View mat stack
  • Kreinik Metallic Iron-on Threads in 1/8" Ribbon 6090 Black
  • Tools: scissors, iron, press cloth or Adhesive Press Cloth, McGill Craftivity Giant
    Flower Punch

Note: if your iron is not Teflon-coated, you will want to use a press cloth between the thread and the iron, or apply a Kreinik Adhesive Press Cloth to your iron (several sizes are available). Apply the Adhesive Press Cloth while your iron is cool and unplugged.


1. First turn on your iron on to it's highest heat setting and allow it to heat up. Cut one 2.5" x 6.5" piece of Silver Etal paper for your base. Cut a 1.5" x 6.5" strip of Tidings paper. Cut a 3/4" strip of black striped paper and a 1/4" strip of Passion Red paper. Punch a small flower from the red foil paper.

2. Begin assembling your bookmark. Center your Tidings paper on the base. Using your Black ribbon, outline each side of the paper: lay the thread at a starting point, cover with the Teflon Press Cloth, and press for several seconds until the thread adheres. Center your Black Stripe and Passion Red paper on the bookmark. Position your flower towards the top, over the red strip. Using your Black ribbon, create a flower design on the bookmark: Iron down one end of your thread in the center of the flower. Make a loop and tack down the end over the center again. Continue making loops in each direction until you have a full flower.