Friday, June 29, 2012

The Vintage Hankie Scarf

I saw this idea a while back on Pinterest and immediately ran up the stairs to delve into my hankie collection. It only took me months to actually make it, because I don't have a sewing machine and only recently remembered to take the long ago fated hankies to Mimsie's with me. I didn't take the time to iron or pin them. I just carefully folded each one in half, zipped up the long end of each one individually, then sewed them together end to end. The effect was nicely wonky (as opposed to the much feared direly wonky), just as I had hoped for it to turn out. The only thing I would not recommend is using handkerchiefs of differing weights. Thankfully, my heavier one ended up towards the back of the neck area, so it wasn't much of a problem to work with when arranging to wear the scarf. However, if it had been further down, it would have hung much more stiffly than the rest and would have been most unflattering. 

It took me forever to get pictures I was okay with posting of myself and the scarf. The lighting in Mimsie's new sewing room is wonderful, though. I will probably tote many projects out there with me from now on just to get that perfect afternoon lighting!

Wishing you all a day of merry makes and plenty of cups of tea. 


  1. It's beautiful! Great job :-)

  2. What a fabulous idea and it looks gorgeous as do you. Love all the colours so pretty. Thank you for comment over at mine, i am sorry to hear you suffer to. I have to say i have been taking Devil's Claw for a week today and i have noticed a bit of difference im less stiff in the morning now i take 2 tablets a day 1200mg each tablet is 600mg. It says after 5 days you can up it to 4 tablets if you don't notice much difference. So i think its def worth a try. Love your basket shelfs make over in your last post. Take care, dee x

  3. Isn't it nice to tick another project off your to-do list. Your scarf is very pretty. I love scarves though haven't been wearing them quite as much as I used to. But I have an overstuffed drawer full of them. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  4. That is so pretty and looks great on you! Did you DIY the design on your shirt too?

  5. Oh my gosh, that's adorable! You had some cute hankies. They look so great together! Well done!

  6. Your scarf is so beautiful! I also love your t-shirt's pin!
    Have a great day,

  7. I love it! It came out very nice!

  8. Love this idea!! Another pretty project to try! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

  9. Ooooo! My dear, it's beautiful!!! What a fantastic idea - and you've used some super-cute hankies! :-)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.....

  10. My gosh! Your new scarf is fantastic! {The hankies are divinely beautiful!}

  11. What a cute idea! Yours looks beautiful. I'll have to hunt up my hankies and try making one.


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