As a Generation Y, we hold a duty to educate our next generation (Z) so that they don’t repeat our mistake in slowly killing the Earth. To be frank, I am not a 100% green folk as many does, whom who put all their time & efforts to save the Earth, I am just doing my best in my own comfort zone, sigh… (shame on me ** blush*** !!!!) Besides using old bed sheets to make into rags & rugs; scrap paper tube into pencil holder; old torn T-shirt into tarn; grocery plastic bags into recycle bag; one of my tiny efforts is to teach my daughter to be eco-friendly to our mother Earth, for this instant, I encourage her to use handkerchief instead of tissue paper.
I love making handkerchiefs, it is the easiest and fastest project to complete. All the while, I just zig-zag sewed all the 4 edges of a 10″ x 10″ cotton scrap fabric, those are nothing special to shout about so I never mentioned about them here. This time, I made them a little different so that I have something worth your time to visit my blog (what a good excuse 🙄 LOL….)
This is a very simple and fast to complete project, but…. you need to have some basics:
If you major in crochet: You need to know how to do blanket stitch and use sewing machine for zig-zag stitch. If you can’t sew with sewing machine, it is not end of the world, you can skip it by using a ready-made handkerchief.
If you major in sewing: You need to know how to crochet chain, single crochet stitch and slip stitch. Well, if you really can’t crochet, skip this tutorial, buy some ready-made lace and sew it around the edges of the handkerchief.
Since these lace trim handkerchief are for my daughter, I made them a little feminine with pastel color and matching color lace thread. I can imagine how they would turn out if they were done in contrasting colors.