Thursday, June 20, 2013
My SAL Finish (YAY!), Tutorial ASAP!!!
Just a flying visit to share some exciting news: I finished my bookmark!!! I know the SAL's extended, but I really wanted to make the original deadline, and I managed to meet it just in the nick of time, LOL! The other good news is that I'm currently in the midst of writing up a comprehensive tutorial that I'll post up as soon as possible!!!
I tried something new to me, and I made a padded insert for the bookmark using two layers of quilt batting sewn together. This is a trick I stumbled upon while making ornaments this past Christmas, and while it is a little thick I'm pleased with it :)
The tutorial will include the padding, but you can easily skip it and make an ordinary flat bookmark, like the ones I made for my Grandparents. Truthfully, there's very little to it: sew the sides together, turn it out, and sew up the top! Three easy steps. But I know from painful experience that *so much* can go wrong, so I'm just writing down what I always wanted to know, more or less. I hope it will be helpful!
Confession: I was holding my breath the entire time I was doing the finishing, just *waiting* for something to go wrong. And things inevitably did, but thankfully they were minor and I managed to finagle them. As my Stitchy Guru Mother always says, "The vast majority of crafting is knowing how to fix mistakes!" So very true :)
Since it's time to go, I'll show you my back ;) But only if you can find it, LOL!
If there's a question you'd like to have answered in the tutorial, feel free to ask!