This weekend is exciting, my parents and sister came to visit me and celebrate my early birthday. After dinner last night, we were discussing what to do and my mom told me she had something for me to look through. One of my aunts was getting rid of some vintage hankies and my mom brought them in case I wanted to do anything with them. I love vintagey things. I started digging in and there was a LOT of them (over 85). I started pulling some out and got really excited to start making…something. What? TBD.
My sister decided she wanted to join in the fun. She is not usually interested in anything related to crafts, so I was excited to have her on one of my crazy projects. I had seen a photo of a scarf made from hankies on pinterest, so we decided to make some scarves.
We laid out an existing scarf to get a sense of how long it needed to be. We’re laying out Kimberly’s scarf first.
I started the sewing. The conversation that ensued before the sewing started:
Me: Do you want to sew your own? You took home ec and learned to sew, right?
Kim: Um…yeah, I’m more of a pinner.
So with that settled, I took the sewing machine. It was super easy, just put the right sides together, have the designated pinner pin one side, sew, iron the seam and repeat.
Mom got in on the fun too. Mostly to help me as I broke my sewing machine repeatedly. I wish I was kidding. The worst one? I broke the needle, then when I went to remove it, I dropped it. If fell down and jammed in the bobbin case so I couldn’t get the bobbin out or the needle out. After a lot of tools, prying, and frustrated words at my sewing machine, we got it out and could continue sewing. Moral of the story- I need to use my sewing machine more so I remember how to use it.
Kimberly modelling her new scarf (with Lucy’s help)
Modelling my scarf.
This project was super easy and they turned out so cute! Best of all, the project was completely free and gives us a way to keep a family heirloom of sorts in the family. Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!