Happy Mother's Day to you!
In honor of Mother's everywhere,
today's post is about Hankies.
Here are some ideas for you.
(beside the obvious)
Envelope small gift boxes with
colorful hankies, knotting the
opposite corners in the center
of the box.
Lay a hankie flat one pointed end
at point up so that it rests in the
center of the fabric. Pull the left
and right corners toward the center,
overlapping them slightly. Tack
down sides that overlap the bottom
triangle using fusible webbing. Sew
on a small snap to hold the top flap
closed. Add a decorative button on
top, if desired.
Attach a hankie to one side of a solid
colored pillowcase, using embroidery
thread and a whipstitch.
Place right sides of two similar hankies
together, sew three side together, turn
inside out making sure your corners are
poked out. Slip a pillow form inside and
sew the last side closed. If you don't have
a form, Polyfil works too.
Embellished Dish Towel---Sewers--Easy
Cut a three-inch wide strip from a
patterned hankie and sew on a dish towel.
Lay a series of hankies (overlapping them
slightly) down the middle of a table.
Embroidery Hoop Hanger---Easy
If you have ones that are "tattered" place
a good piece in an embroidery hoop. After
securing the hankie cut away the piece you
don't want. Make several and hang on a
Cut triangles from several hankies, attach
to ribbon, rope, yarn or place between
seam binding and stitch one long line from
one end to the other. Hang on a mantle for
Do you have hankies? Most of mine
are my Mom's but I have picked up
many at antique stores years ago.
The ones in the above pic are just a
few that I have.
Hope you found something here that
piqued your interest.
Our cities and counties are beginning to
"open up" but we are still hanging close
to the homestead for now. Mr. Ken may
be working from home till mid June and
I have two weeks left of this crazy school
See you during the week.
~Keep on Dreaming~