If you're getting tired of doing the same old sewing projects and want to make something interesting, try this easy-to-make DIY handkerchief. Whatever your skill level at sewing may be, you'll definitely enjoy working on this. This sewing project is something that even beginners can do because the instructions are simple and easy to follow. Learn how to make a handkerchief in just five easy steps by following this guide. Who knows − you might just find yourself a new favorite thing to sew!
Easy DIY Handkerchief Tutorial
Great Sewing Project For Beginners
Sewing a handmade handkerchief is one of the easiest sewing projects that anyone can do. All you need are some fabrics, your tools, and a sewing machine so you can sew the hanky faster and easier.
Go for your favorite prints or go for a simple plain fabric in your favorite color. Choose embroidered lace for a dainty vintage look or go crazy with a wild animal print — it all depends entirely on you and your personality! They can be for everyday use and can even be given as gifts for to loved ones.
This sewing project suits beginners because the instructions are incredibly easy to follow. Have fun and enjoy as you go through this learning process. Let's get started. Here's what you'll need:
- 11.5 “x11.5” cloth/fabric
- white thread
- flat iron
- tape measure
- sewing machine
- fabric marker
1. Iron the fabric
2. Fold the fabric
3. Measure the fabric
Measure 10.5″ x 10.5″ plus a 1″ allowance, making the measurements 11.5″ x 11.5″ before marking it.
4. Fold, then cut the fabric
Fold the fabric using your markings as your guide, forming a triangular shape, then cut it.
5. Sew it
Fold all the four sides of your seam and make a straight stitch. That's it! You now have your very own DIY handkerchief.
Tip: Never pull the corners or else they'll stand out
Watch a step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY hanky in this video from Dimple Anand.
And that's all there is to it! Choose your fabrics and you can make quality handkerchiefs in no time. You can make this hanky for yourself, but it will also make good gifts for loved ones or even a potential business opportunity. It's also a great way for beginners to practice and improve their sewing skills since it's such an easy and uncomplicated project. We hope you learned from this tutorial! Have fun and enjoy making your own DIY hankies.
Are you ready to try your hand at handkerchief sewing? Let us know how it goes in the comment section below!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on May 10, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.