Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's Snot Cute!

No one wants to see a snotty, mascara smudged bride on her wedding day. So get something for that girl, geeze! I was lucky enough to have a sweet bonnet, that turned into a handkerchief, and can be turned back into a bonnet, etc. But if your mom isn't as cool as mine, there are other ways.

Big Spoon Little Spoon is making her own, check it out!
DIY Wedding Handkerchiefs With Faux Embroidery
Back in the day when I thought our wedding would be all "vintage-y" and whimsical, I fell in love with the idea of making heirloom handkerchiefs for my bridesmaids & Moms & grandmother.

Yeah. Ahem.

Our wedding didn't exactly go that direction and more importantly, embroidery is really expensive. Even when I was willing to pay for it, I couldn't find someone local to do it (who would actually give me a quote, but that's another story). So I did the only thing a girl can do ... I cheated.

That's right, my "heirloom" handkerchiefs have faux embroidery. They ended up costing fractions less. My mom actually hemmed and hand-sewed the lace on to each one. I cut out the batiste and ironed on the faux embroidery letters.

I cut (1) 10" square of ivory batiste per handkerchief and you'll also need lace, thread and these cute little faux embroidery patches from Hobby Lobby. Mom turned the hem twice and machine sewed it down. She then hand-sewed the lace on each one. I picked the best corner, centered up the letter and ironed on as instructed on the package. Easy cheesy.

I do have two fully hemmed handkerchiefs left over and a few yards of off-white batiste to sell. Email Big Spoon Little Spoon if you are interested!


  1. Thanks for the shout out and featuring my project! Got an email this morning about the two left-overs.

  2. Glad to help! They are super cute!