Sniffles, snot and runny noses- they are all over the place right now! We have been going through boxes of fancy, lotion infused facial tissue and every laundry load has mucus covered sleeves. Disgusting, I know…
I have a pretty impressive collection of super soft flannel material (if I do say so myself) that I have used in lots of projects- blankets, scarves and pillows to name a few. So, the other day, while out at the park, after running out of clean tissues and moving on to coat sleeves, I got to thinking! What if I made some sweet little handkerchiefs using the flannel? So I got to it, and this is how they came out! *Spoiler- they are awesome and would make fantastic gifts.
I used an antique napkin I have, to give me a template (It measures 9.5 inches by 10.5 inches). It seemed like a good, manageable, handkerchief size, and it worked very well! So I cut out eight squares of the flannel in various patterns so I could make a set of four hankies.
Then I took two squares and sewed them, right sides together, leaving a small opening on one edge to turn the handkerchief right side out. After sewing, I trimmed the extra fabric and cut the corners so they wouldn’t be too bunched up.
After turning the square right side out, I used a knitting needle to work the corners out and a pin to secure the remaining opening.
To finish the hankie, I sewed around the edge to close the open seam and finish the look of the whole piece.
And there they are- sweet, super soft, double thick handkerchiefs! I am so excited to use and wash these little hankies!
What handy little sewing projects have you been working on lately?
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