Father’s Day Craft: “Hand” Made Handkerchief

Father’s day is this week and if you are like me and have a toddler, it can be tough to come up with a craft that they can get involved in.  My husband still uses cloth hankies (yes really) so we decided to make him one!  This is a highly customizable craft based on your personal sewing skills.  The sky is the limit!

  • What you will need:

– Cotton ‘batiste’ fabric (I used two colors) cut to square (whatever size you like)

– Sewing machine

– Scissors

– Pencil

– Iron

  • Step One: Cut Fabric and Start Sewing

After tracing and cutting out the hand print in one layer of fabric, put wrong sides together and sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving a space open to turn right sides in. Once your squares are sewn together, clip the point off each corner. This will make your points pointy when you turn it the right way!

Turn your square right-side out and use a pencil to push the points out. Then iron.

  • Step Two: It’s All in the Details

Now this part is tricky. You will want to sew around the hand. I used a machine for this and in hindsight, I should have done it by hand. The choice is up to you. Here you could use contrasting thread if you like! The edges are left raw so they will fray when it is washed.

That’s it! Daddy has a brand new hankie! Happy Father’s Day!

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