Handkerchief Garland Sew and No-Sew Tutorial

Hi!  It’s Amy, from While Wearing Heels, back to share another fun and easy sew and no-sew tutorial with all of the amazing One Artsy Mama followers.

Today’s sew and no-sew tutorial…a handkerchief garland.

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Don’t have a collection of hankies?  I found mine at a local flea market but you could also search Etsy or ebay.  Handkerchiefs should range in price between $1-$4 depending on how intricate the design.

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Start by washing your hankies, on a gentle setting.  Once washed, iron and apply a coat of starch to give the delicate hankies some firmness.  *I folded my hankies into a triangle, then ironed and starched them to stay in triangle shape.

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Let’s start with the sew version…but keep reading for the no sew.

Grab some double biased tape.  Open the double bias tape and Insert the folded part of the handkerchief in between.  Pin each handkerchief into place.

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I had my handkerchiefs meet end to end, with no space in between.

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Head to your sewing machine.  Using either a straight stitch or a zigzag, sew your hankies into place.

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When all the hankies have been sewn into place, find someplace to hang your hankie garland…

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And, enjoy!

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Don’t sew?  No problem.

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Fold your handkerchiefs and pin onto some twine or bias tape using clothespins.

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No sewing required!

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Don’t have handkerchiefs?  No problem.

You could also use bandanas.

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Another no sew option, just drape the bandanas over the twine or biased tape, hang and admire.

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Sew or no-sew, this hankie garland is easy enough, it shouldn’t cause any tears…and if it does, you can always dry up your tears and wipe your nose with one of your hankies 🙂

If you liked this garland tutorial, you might also like my moss letter garland.

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Or, my watercolor embroidered mason jar garland.

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Until we sew (or no-sew) again next month!

Amy of While Wearing Heels

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