Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hand Embroidered Hankies

One of my husband's many endearing qualities is that he always has a hankie on him. Anytime I need to sneeze or wipe my hands, he is prepared in such a gentleman-like manner.

His supply through the years has diminished and I wanted to get him some personalized ones for our anniversary. After searching, I couldn't find the right one for the right price.
So I set out to make him some.

I found a 13 pack of white cotton handkerchiefs in the department store for under $20.
The embroidery floss is a Michael's steal that I got on clearance.

After laundering + ironing them, I printed my designs up on a sheet of paper and traced the design on the handkerchief.

The embroidery floss I used was a bit too thick for this cotton, so I took out 2 strands and looped them on the needle.
back-stitched around the penciled design and made sure to tie the ends up neatly.

Now my dearest can take a piece of me wherever he goes.



  1. how sweet! I am sure your hubby will love them! ^^)

  2. Those are really cool. Creative idea. :)
    Found you via My Mad Mind link up; following. :)

  3. That's pretty cool! My mom used to embroider my sister and my initials in my hankies so we don't get them mixed up ;)


  4. I like the rocket the best! Thanks for joining Flock Together today.

  5. What a lovely thoughtful gift!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Great blog! I love DIY projects :) just followed, I found you on BLog Love Therapy

  7. wow, I love your blog!! I found you from the blog hop and now I am a new follower! Please check out my blog and follow as well <3

  8. How sweet of you! That's so neet. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog btw, I am happy to have found yours and I am now a follower :)

  9. Thanks so much for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  10. Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! http://kingofsaving.com

  11. What a lovely idea! I'm just in from the Thursday blog hop.

  12. These are great, what a lovely idea. My dad always has a hanky, I should probably make some for him

  13. I always have a hankie on me as well, some dating from the 40s. :-) This was a lovely idea...


  14. Hankies are great! Way to update them, Mom!

  15. Hi! I've found your wonderful blog in Blog Hop and I am glad to see and read your great posts!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Maria from http://patchworkmill.blogspot.com/

  16. Awww! Happy Anniversary! And what a sweet way to take a piece of you with him throughout his day! I lived in Japan and the use of hankies was prevalent. I just miss that here.

    Thanks for sharing on Teagan's Travels. I hope you'll join us again this week!

    Here's the link to the party going on now....

    Cheers, Michelle

  17. These are so cute! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  18. How special that you took the time and thought to make these and now he will be reminded of you every time he sees them.

    I love your blog title - so creative! Thanks so much for linking at Drab to Fab! I'm glad you found me :)

    Today's party link: http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

    Have a great weekend! :)



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