Father's Day is just around the corner and my father is always tough to buy for. I want him to really like and use whatever I give him. At work we had a great blog project of lovely Liberty of London hankies for Father's Day. I was thinking about doing these because my dad being of a different generation uses hankies. But I couldn't find a Liberty print he would like, and he is cool with flowers. However nothing seemed to fit him. I finally decided Wednesday to make regular hankies with Kaufman's Cambridge Lawn and embroider them.
What you need:
embroidery hoop (I used a 4")
half yard of Lawn fabric or similar light weight
DMC embroidery floss (at first I used dmc quilting weight cotton on the spool but it was too thin)
transfer (I used a design from Sublime Stitching Book by Jenny Hart
1. wash fabrics
2. iron and cut fabrics ( I made a 16" square hankie)
3. transfer design (follow directions)
4. Stitch design - I used a seed stitch
5. more ironing
6. fold and steam edges 1/4" and repeat then sew
Hopefully these pictures will help you along. Entire job took an hour or so.
You can do it before Sunday and make a happy Dad!
Enjoy and have a great weekend!