Instructions are included
with your order.
(Once you have sewn
out one bookmark, you will more easily do any more of the bookmarks that
you wish to sew.)
1. Hoop 1 layer of
"tear-away" OR heavy weight "rinse-away" stabilizer so it is nice and
smooth and tight. This is the only layer that you will hoop, so choose a
good quality of stabilizer that will hold up to all the rest of the
stitching that is around the edges of the bookmark.
2. Lay 1 layer of
"cut-away" stabilizer OVER the the hooped layer. (this is NOT hooped)
3. Lay 1 piece of the
chosen top fabric over the loose layer of stabilizer and the hooped
stabilizer. (There should now be 2 loose layers over the hooped
4. The first color
stop is just to secure the layers......it can be sewn in the color that
the final outer satin edges will be sewn with. You will now sew everything
until the PURPLE color stop, which is a narrow zigzag.
5. Take the hoop out
of the machine. NO NOT UNHOOP!!! Gently CUT the buttonhole shape
open......being careful not to cut the satin stitch edge. Put the hoop
back into the machine.
6. Lay 1 piece of
"cut-away" stabilizer UNDER the hoop.
7. Lay 1 piece of
fabric on the very bottom underneath everything.........make sure that the
"good" side of the fabric is facing down. Keep it all smooth and straight.
8. Sew the narrow
zigzag, which is the purple color stop.........BUT use the color that the
satin stitch edging will be done with. (this depends on the design you are
sewing, as the various designs have different colored satin stitch
9. Take the hoop out
of the machine after the narrow zig-zag has sewn. CAREFULLY cut ONLY the
two top layers and then the two bottom layers very close to the narrow
zigzag stitching. **DO NOT cut the tear away (or Rinse-away) stabilizer
layer, as that is what will be holding your bookmark in place to do the
final edge stitching. Do not loosen that layer of stabilizer as you do
the cutting10. Place the hoop back into the machine and sew the final
color stop, which is 2 rounds of stitching......the first will be a
lighter satin stitch and then the wider, more dense satin stitch will sew
second...I have included a short line of running stitches at the very end
of the satin stitches so that the satin stitches are unlikely to unwind as
the bookmark is used. There is nothing to do until ALL these stitches
have sewn and the machine stops.
11. Take the hoop out
of the machine and gently tear away the "tear-away" or "rinse-away"
stabilizer. You may wish to cut away any little "whiskers" that show at
this time. **Be careful not to cut any of the satin stitches. If
desired, you can use some "Fray Check" on the buttonhole cut edge and the
satin stitch edge, but it is not something you have to do.
12. The bookmark
slips over the corner of the page to be marked by placing the page corner
through the "buttonhole" shape. The extra layers of stabilizer are
used so that there is a nice firm bookmark when you are finished.