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Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

Here is a beautiful project of Bible Lace Cover set we have prepared especially towards Christmas. This kind of set and a new Bible can be a wonderful gift for Christmas. Or, you may do the cover for your own Bible. Hope you like the idea! Here is how the ready set looks (instructions follow):

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

Supplies & Tools List:

  1. NON-stretchy polyester embroidery thread and bobbins, preferably in identical color.
  2. Water-soluble fabric
  3. A piece of medium to heavy weight NON-slippery fabric for the cover. Preferably monocolor.
  4. Temporary spray adhesive
  5. Wide ribbon for bookmarks, in same color like the cover fabric, or in contrasting color.
  6. Sharp scissors.
  7. Construction thread, in matching color to fabric.
  8. Textile pencil, or anything that can replace it (a piece of chalk etc).

Step-By-Step Instruction:

1. Measure height, width and depth of your Bible.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

2. Using those measurements, draw a paper pattern and transfer it to fabric. You may mark the fabric using textile pencil, or a sharp piece of white soap. Mark the corner of Cover front, back and side areas, like this photo shows:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

3. Hoop water-soluble backing and position the Bible BACK side of fabric over the backing, exactly in the middle of hoop, according to your marks.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

4. Embroidering the first thread of design called "Bible Cover Back Insert", following thread change list. The first thread of this design should outline an oval area of fabric, which you should cut out later, like this:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

5. When first thread is embroidered, take out the hoop and cut out the oval area of fabric (KEEP the water soluble backing!).

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

6. Return the hoop to embroidery machine, and embroider the rest of design.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

7. Embroider the rest of designs for the project ( "Bible Cover Front" and "Bible Cover Edge") on water-soluble backing (do NOT wash it away meanwhile).

8. Position the "Bible Cover Front" embroidery exactly in the middle of cover front, and secure with sewing pins.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

9. Sew the embroidery to fabric, using your sewing machine, with regular running stitch.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

10, 11. Turn the cover with wrong side to you, and cut out the outlined square of fabric under the lace design:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

12. Use a tiny zig-zag stitch on the edges of fabric near the cut from the lace side.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

13. Repeat steps 8 to 12 with "Bible Cover Edge" design. It should be sewn to cover edge area, like this:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

14. Here is how the wrong side of book cover looks, after completing all the above steps:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

15. Sweep off the fabric edges around the cover:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

16. Fold the "pocket" areas:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

17. Sew them down. And then turn inside out.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

18. Finish the cover regular way.

Cover is ready. Now put it aside, and move to making the bookmarks. Hoop water-soluble fabric and mark its center:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

19. Take a wide ribbon in color that matching your cover fabric. Attach it exactly in the middle of the hoop, using temporary adhesive spray. Let the spray dry.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

20. Make sure that the design for decorating bookmark is centered in hoop.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

21. Embroider the design and repeat the same steps with the other 2 bookmarks. Finish edges of each bookmark the way you would like. When embroidery and sewing is finished, attach one lacy ornament to the bottom side of each bookmark. Ready! You may leave the bookmarks as they are. Or sew them on the Bible cover.

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

22. Here is how the ready cover and bookmarks look:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

23. You may do a matching storage bag for the bible, using the other lace designs from Bible Lace set. The technique for embroidering the designs and sewing them into project is identical. Here is an example of ready bag:

Bible Lace Cover and Bookmarks Gift Set

To make similar projects, make sure you have the following supplies available: