Folding a Hanky to fit into a 5″ x 7″ Organza Drawstring Bag is simple, but looks so nice when folded this way.
Start with your starched, embroidered hanky…
Since this is the long-overdue “Part Two” of the “How to Embroider a
Wedding Hanky,” you may want to head on over to that post to refresh your memory!
I love to add small cards, about the size of a business card, into the back of the pouch. I print the custom sentiments out on matte photo paper. Then each is trimmed with my guillotine cutter. These are backed with a nice cardstock that is is the bridal colors. Each is cut about 1/2″ larger all around than the printed card. They seem to be a big hit!
For the men’s hankerchiefs, I suggest, if you are an embroiderer, that you remember to make your DENSITY Lighter, and your pull compensation a bit bolder, for any lettering less than .5″ tall. Also, no underlay when stitching small letters onto a fine fabric, such as a cotton hanky. That is my little tip for all of you embroiderers out there!
I always like to say a little prayer as I make each one, that the hanky that is going to very special people do the job of catching tears of joy, always. And, if they ever happen to catch any tears of sorrow, that the little hanky can do its job of being a comfort.
I suggest to those that I have given the hankies to that they pass them out at the rehearsal dinner, in readiness for the joyful tears of the next day. I’ve also seen the groom dab at a bit of perspiration, too, as he waits for his bride to walk down the aisle! See how practical these hankies are, all around?!
I almost forgot to tell you! I bought the hankies from Susan at www.AllAboutBlanks.com. I love her blanks!