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DIY Handkerchief!

Father’s Day will be here before you know it! Ties are so passe so why not make him a nice handkerchief instead? Follow along below to learn how to make it yourself! 😍😍


First we had this fun bird print printed on our silk crepe de chine, a beautiful 100% silk fabric. Typically handkerchiefs are 12” x 12” you need to decide how you want to finish the edges before you make any cuts. For such a nice fine fabric we decided to go with a rolled hem, using our rolled hem presser foot. With this type of finished edge we need a ¼” seam allowance. To start, cut one square at 12 1/4’” in length and width.

When making corners with a rolled hem there are a few options, but we decided to do a mitered corner. To do this you will clip the corners ¼”. Then fold down the newly created edge 1/8” and stitch down.

When using a rolled hem presser foot, it is best to start by ironing the edges 1/8” all the way around. Then to start the edge press a few inches another 1/8” and feed the fabric into the foot.

Start stitching the edges while slowly feeding the folded fabric into the foot at you go. You will do this for each side. And now you have a nice fancy custom handkerchief that will look great with any suit!


We also have a few fun ways demonstrated below on how to fold handkerchiefs for different looks!


If you love the fabric we chose get the design Vintage Hummingbird Print (large) by LyddieDoodles on our website!

Vintage Hummingbird Print (large) by: LyddieDoodles

 

Links:

Vintage Hummingbird Print (large)

LyddieDoodles

Silk Crepe De Chine

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