Wedding Handkerchief

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Intermediate

Just in time for wedding season, Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson has created this lovely lace handkerchief corner. In one hooping, you can attach the lace to an 11 1/2" square of cotton or linen and then finish the project using the rolled hem on your serger or by attaching heirloom lace using a small zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine. 

Janome Supplies Required
  • 11 1/2" square of cotton or linen for the handkerchief (Note: You may finish the edges before the embroidery or attach the lace edging to the handkerchief after.)
  • Cotton or embroidery thread, being certain the top and bottom threads are the same
  • Wash away stabilizer (Milinda used two layers of Pellon sol-u-film.)
  • Embroidery download (click here)
  • Fabric marker
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Cellophane tape

Step 1: Prepare for Embroidery

  • Hoop the two layers of lightweight, wash-away stabilizer
  • Attach the hoop to the machine
  • Sew color 1 - placement line for the handkerchief
  • Mark a 6" line across a corner of the handkerchief
  • Place the handkerchief over the placement line, being certain that the line you drew is even with the sewn placement line. Tape above the line.

Step 2: Cut Away Excess

  • Sew color 2 - cutting line for excess fabric
  • Using applique or small embroidery scissors, cut carefully along the line. Do not remove it from the hoop.

Step 3: Embroider Lace

  • Choose color 3 - net fill. Press start.
  • Choose color 4 - satin outline. Press start.
  • Choose color 5 - embroidery on net. Press start.
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Average 4.0 | 4 Reviews

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.

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