I love machine embroidery. I’ve been stitching on my sewing machine for many years, so when I was introduced to embroidery using a dedicated embroidery machine in about 2004, I was hooked!
Custom hankies, done for weddings and other occasions, such as a baby’s Baptism, are treasured keepsakes, easy to do, and don’t take up much room!
I have been asked so many times exactly how I accomplish embroidering a hanky, so here I am, again, hoping to clear up any confusion that fellow embroiderers may have.
Don’t embroider? You can either skip this post, or read along, gathering some life knowledge! (And it’s always fun to look at pictures!)
Here is the step-by-step process, shown in photos. I tried to show each detail step, so that even the most beginner embroiderer could “get it.” Here goes…
Well, I think that’s more than enough to digest for one post, don’t you?! In my next how-to post I will show you, step-by-step, how to fold your hanky to fit into an organza gift bag, just perfectly! It’s such a nice touch and presentation of the hanky. I add a small card to tuck into the back, too!
I do hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I did write one about hankies long ago, but with all of the questions I get about tips and tricks of the embroidered hankies, I thought it was about time to put another one together.
I will also be writing about small lettering tips and tricks when embroidering on fine or delicate fabric. It’s certainly not a “hit the machine button and go” sort of project! Many love to put poems on hankies. That’s when small lettering tips come in handy.
What do you think about wedding hankies? I like to think of them as very special little detailed treasures to keep as a remembrance of the special day. They are also practical enough to catch those tears of joy!
Did you ever guess so much goes into this delicate creation? Is it too much info? I’m interested to know how the non-embroiderers feel about seeing such a long and detailed post. Just a wonderin’.