Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts – Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bookmark #TBCCrafters

Simple handmade Christmas gifts are always high on my list of craft projects to work on.  I do love to craft but I don’t have a lot of time to work on large, complicated crafts. I prefer simple handmade Christmas gifts that I can complete in an afternoon.  Silk ribbon embroidery is a craft that looks like it takes much longer than it actually does.  You can do silk ribbon embroidery on cross stitch material, embroidery material, clothes, pillows and even on heavy card stock to create a beautiful silk ribbon embroidery bookmark.

Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts

Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts

Silk ribbon embroidery is a hand embroidery technique that uses 100%  pure silk ribbon and six strand cotton embroidery floss.  The stitches are sewn using a crewel needle which has a larger eye that makes it possible to thread the silk ribbon through it. It’s very important when you are creating the stitches that you make sure to keep the ribbon flat, smooth and loose. do not allow it to curl and fold or your designs won’t come out correctly.

There are many different types of stitches you can make.  I’ve been doing silk ribbon embroidery for a while and still tend to stick to the basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bookmark

Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts

Supplies:

A variety of pure silk ribbon in 18″ lengths
Crewel needle
White embroidery floss
Heavy cardboard stock for the bookmark back
brads (optional)

Using the basic silk ribbon embroidery stitches, choose a design that works well for your bookmark.  You can do a random flower pattern all over the bookmark or only at the edge or only on one corner.  It really depends on what you like. I’m going to create a series of looped flowers on my silk ribbon embroidery bookmark. For the center of the flower, I am using different colored brads. You can leave it blank if you prefer.

Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts

 

Simple handmade Christmas gifts

Simple handmade Christmas gifts

Simple handmade Christmas gifts



About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. it’s really lovely thank you a lot for sharing how you make those

  2. What a great idea for any holiday!! Thanks Ellen!! Pinned!!

  3. I love ribbons a lot and I have tons at home. This is a cool idea to make adorable handmade gift.

  4. I love this one and can’t wait to try it

  5. This was really neat, Ilike making gifts, you can get really personalized with it. So did you poke the holes beforehand?

  6. Mary/ Raising Dick and Jane says:

    Very pretty. Love your blog by the way, ive been following for awile.

  7. This is going to be a new project for my daughter this weekend. Great idea:)

  8. that is beautiful! You have much more patience than I do!

  9. So pretty!! I love special gifts like this! Great job!!

  10. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love doing silk ribbon embroidery!  The three dimensional effect is just lovely!

  11. Neat!
    This is another simple idea that looks elegant and classy.
    I am going to use  this for a library craft.
    -r

  12. What a great idea! Something simple yet heartfelt.

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