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What a wonderful way to get those beautiful vintage handkerchiefs out of the drawer. The illustrated instructions show you how to make a lovely fabric basket. All you need is the handkerchief, some pretty fabric for backing, heavyweight interfacing, thread, and your imagination.
The baskets make very special presents and are a great way to preserve memories.
Handkerchief or vintage fabric (approx 12" x 13")
Plain lightweight cotton fabric or featherweight interfacing (same size as handkerchief or vintage fabric piece)
Fusible web (one or 2 pieces the size of the handkerchief or vintage piece. You will need one piece if using fusible interfacing and 2 if you are using fusible web
Heavy 2-sided fusible interfacing, e.g.Peltex® 2 sided Fusible UltraFirm Stabilizer or fast2fuse® Heavyweight Interfacing
Heavy interfacing, e.g.Timtex™ Heavyweight and
(Amounts for above will depend on size of handkerchief or vintage fabric being used)
Machine embroidery thread, e.g. Coats and Clark 40 wt Trilobal Polyester D75 or Sulky® 40wt Rayon 943
No. 14 needle
Marking pen or pencil
Posterboard, cardboard, cardstock, or template plastic
© 2012 Lynn Forman. All rights reserved. Written permission is required to copy and/or distribute copies of this pattern and instructions whether or not you profit from it.
Please feel free to make as many as you like for personal use, gifts, and donations to charity events. If you would like to make more than 10 to sell, please contact me regarding a commercial license.