Hi guys! As many of you all know I am big time into collecting vintage hankies. I can’t ever seem to pass one up! I love making things with them! Today I am going to share how to make a cute vintage hanky hair kerchief with you. This craft idea came from a vintage 1964 December Issue of Womans Day Magazine. The original was for a lace kerchief from the gifts to make section they had for years annually in their November issues. I originally thought I would use lace, but I couldn’t find any that I really liked, so I subbed hankies instead.
Here’s What You Need:
*Ruler and Marking Pen
*Sewing Machine and Thread
Here’s The Original:
The first thing you need to do is cut your hanky. Lay your ruler across the hanky on the diagonal from one end to the other. Draw a line across. Cut on the line, cutting your hanky in half. Now, fold the raw edge of the hanky under by 1/4″ and press. Stitch across the folded edge, close to the edge.
Next, grab your ribbon. Decide how much you need to go around your head plus extra for tying. Fold the ribbon in half. Fold the hanky in half. Lay the ribbon over the stitched hanky edge and pin the centers together. Pin the ribbon down each side of the hanky.
What do you think? Pretty cute huh! I used a couple of medium-sized hankies. Larger hankies would be better for my head. Small hankies I think would be great for kids. This is a really inexpensive gift to make and you can whip up a whole batch of them in under an hour. They are really fun to make too! I hope you all will give this diy a try for your holiday gifting this year! Make a couple for your favorite gals! I’ll be back tomorrow with another vintage kitschmas gift. Until then…