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« on: July 28, 2010 08:30:19 PM »

My BF has asked for a mans hanky ...actually several. 2 for work ( he works in construction) and 2 for dressy-ness.
Outside of buying them any ideas for the actual hanky ? ( i can dress them up later)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010 11:58:19 PM »

For dressy I would say go the route of a pocket square style. They can range from 10.5 X 10.5 to 18 X 18, but most are 12 X 12. I like using linen the best, but any cotton will do.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010 12:05:12 AM »

For the work hankies, a nice thick 100% cotton would be most absorbent of sweat. You can buy thick quilting cotton in fat quarters or quarter-yard lengths and just cut them square and finish the edges (a narrow hem, a rolled hem either by hand or machine, or a blanket stitch with embroidery thread). Don't forget to pre-wash to shrink the fabric and remove excess dye. Take him fabric shopping with you to pick out his favourites.

You can also make his hankies double-sided by sewing two squares together with the "top" sides facing eachother, leaving a hole to turn the whole thing right-side-out again and then hand stitch the hole shut. Then you can do little embroidery stitches here and there to secure the two layers to eachother.

« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010 10:46:02 AM »

Thanks Ya'll! I've never been with a guy before who liked me to craft things for him!
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