Fabric

Hankerchief Pillows

By  Mary Ayres 

sizes: 12"x12"; 12"x16"; 16"x16"

Materials

  • FOR EACH:
  • Coordinating flat buttons, four
  • Optional: Fiberfill stuffing
  • LAVENDER PILLOW:
  • Vintage or new handkerchief, 10”x10” or smaller
  • Lavender lightweight cotton fabric, 3/8 yd.
  • Pillow form, 12”x12”
  • PINK PILLOW:
  • Vintage or new handkerchief, 13”x13” or smaller
  • Pink lightweight cotton fabric, 1/2 yd.
  • Pillow form, 16”x16”
  • BLUE PILLOW:
  • Vintage or new handkerchief, 11”x11” or smaller
  • Blue lightweight cotton fabric, 3/8 yd.
  • Pillow form, 12”x16”

Tools

  • FOR EACH:
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • 1. Cut two pieces from each fabric as follows: 12-1/2"x12-1/2" from lavender; 16-1/2"x16-1/2" from pink; 12-1/2"x16-1/2" from blue.
  • 2. With right sides of fabric facing, sew corresponding pieces together, 1/4" from edges, leaving 10" opening on one side for lavender and blue pillows, and 12" opening for pink pillow for turning. Trim corners; turn right side out. Insert form into pillow, stuffing corners if needed. Turn in seam allowance and hand sew opening closed.
  • 3. Place handkerchief on corresponding pillow. Sew buttons to handkerchief corners, hiding knots under buttons.