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- We taught the girls to thread a needle, then we folded over one end of the ribbon, inserting the elastic band in the fold.
2nd- Then we used a basic stitch to close in the end with the elastic band.

3rd- On the other end of the ribbon, we sewed on a button.

You are now finished and read to read!

See the Christmas version of these bookmarks HERE
See the Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree version of these bookmarks HERE

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