this sweet diy project comes from d*s reader amanda gibson. amanda was feeling very crafty and wanted to make her husband a personal gift for his birthday. amanda explained, “he is a graphic designer and last summer started his own firm. he’s handkerchief kind of guy, so i hand embroidered a set of handkerchiefs with his logo as a gift!” i think this is such a thoughtful idea if you have someone on your life that uses or likes handkerchiefs. thank you so much to amanda for sharing this great project with us!
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Embroidered Handkerchiefs by Amanda Gibson
From Amanda: I wanted to celebrate my husband’s 28th birthday with a handmade gift that would be useful and also commemorate the one year anniversary of his design firm, 903 Creative. It had been years since I had last dabbled in embroidery, but with the help of some great instructional videos these hand-embroidered handkerchiefs were fun and easy to make. You can see more images of the project right here!
-handkerchief (vintage or new will work)
Step 1: I purchased a pack of handkerchiefs at Target and spent a half-hour watching the easy-to-follow instructional videos on needlenthread.com.
Step 2: Because the hankies were a birthday present for my husband I couldn’t ask him for a printout of his logo to use as a pattern without him getting suspicious. So I pulled up his site on our iPod Touch. I used the stretch feature to perfectly size the logo, then traced over it on each handkerchief with a pencil.
Step 3: Using the stitches I learned on needlenthread.com I outlined each 903 with a backstitch and used a basic short stitch to fill in the inside. I used a different color thread for each hankie to mix things up.