Bookmonsters guard your books and the page you're reading whilst being terrifyingly cute.
These bookmonsters are sewed by hand and really aren't hard to make!
Usually these monsters are made from scrapbook paper but they are much more durable when made from fabric.
I believe this is the original paper-bookmark page.
Step 1: Cut out the shapes
Felt and thread in black, white and red, plus a colour of your choice :)
Needle and pins
To make a bookmonster you will need to cut out two eyes and pupils, some scary teeth, a tongue and two colorful peaces of felt for the head. You could use my template or just cut out a square the size you want and go from there (as you can see in the last picture).
Step 2: The pupils
To make a knot in your thread very easily you can thread the needle and wrap the other end of the tread around the needle. Then slide this knot-to-be around the tread, at the end it will turn itself into a knot. Again look at the pictures for more information.
Step 3: The eyes
If you turn your work with you while you are sewing, the stitches will come out more straight.
To hide the end of the tread after you made your last stitch, first make a knot and then stick the needle in the felt and let it come out a couple of stitches further. Pull the tread a little bit and cut it, then the end will disappear in the felt. This is shown in the last three pictures