I love old fashion napkins & handkerchiefs. Something about these delicate squares that I find appealing.
But to be fair, the use is not for me. Just the thought of putting that yuck back in my pocket for later makes me cringe.
For today’s project, I thought it would be fun to reclaim a few pretties and create something lovely for mom.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- napkin or handkerchief
- dried lavender
- sewing machine
- Start with fresh, clean and pressed hankies. Since most hankies have some sort of special embroidery detail, let’s highlight it as a focal point.
- To create your pocket, fold your hankie in half; point to point; right sides together; embroidery at the top. Pin about 3″ from point.
- With your machine set to a standard straight stitch, sew together approximately 3″ from the point. Be sure to back stitch top and bottom.
- Trim away extra seam allowance. Press seam allowance in line with top embroidered point of hankie.
- Straight stitch along bottom edge; trim away extra seam allowance.
- Turn right side out; lightly press. Fill with lavender or scented material of your choice.
- Stitch straight across the top edge to encase off lavender and fold over flap.
- Hand stitch point of flap in place with needle and thread.