Not too long ago I decided to make a few handkerchiefs as a special gift. I thought I could purchase some nice ones and then add some hand embroidery on them. I had the hardest time finding any that I liked the feel of the fabric. So I ended up making handkerchiefs.....and then I stitched on them. The handkerchiefs were 7" x 7" finished and I used some nice batiste fabric that I already had. I was very pleased with how they turned out.
And I used my favorite floss colors again. Sometimes I wonder if I use them so often just because they are easily available - meaning that I use them the most often so they are the easiest to find when I go looking for floss. Speaking of which, I am still using my fabulous and fun sewing pouch that I made many years ago!!! I still love this bag!! I usually keep a preemie gown in it that I'm working on, so if I am heading out the door I can grab the sewing pouch and have a project to work on if I have to wait while I am out.
I love how these handkerchiefs turned out. I need to make a few for myself. I love the idea of a cloth handkerchief. The kids and I have embroidered many handkerchiefs over the years for their Dad. They are a super simple project and a lot of fun!!! I hope you will consider stitching one for a special friend and/or yourself!