Math for a Handkerchief Valance without contrasting band
Measure window width (30″) and determine the length (18″) of valance.
multiply window width x’s 2 (30×2=60)
multiply length x’s 2 (18×2=36) for handkerchief.
Add together to determine finished width of valance (36+60=96)
What fabric is used to make handkerchiefs?
The best fabric to make a handkerchief is anything soft and natural. Cotton is the most commonly used fabric along with silk. You will find that anything with a polyester blend will not be as absorbent which essentially defeats its purpose. Choose a lightweight and soft cotton such as cotton voile.
What can you make out of handkerchiefs?
In fact, you’re probably going to run out of handkerchiefs before you can complete this list!
Party banners. Party banners are all the rage right now.
Baby burp cloth.
Vintage jewelry pouch.
A patchwork scarf.
How do you make a no sew handkerchief?
How to make no-sew handkerchiefs
Cut the elastic bands and seams out of the clothing with fabric scissors.
Then, cut out square shapes from the remaining material, avoiding areas that are worn thin.
Stack the squares on top of each other and cut along the edges if you want them to be the same size.
How do you make a handkerchief at home?
Firstly wash and dry your fabric.
Then, cut a square of fabric to the required size, we’ve made ours 40cm square, but feel free to make them larger or smaller.
Fold over 7mm on all four sides and iron the fabric.
Once the fabric has cooled, unfold all the edges.
Select your thread for sewing.
How do you display a handkerchief?
Place your handkerchief under a glass frame with a border that matches your decor. Coordinate frames according to the type of hankie. A shabby chic-style wood frame lets the details shine on embroidered fabric and oblong hankies with crocheted trimmings. For this style of display, select a hankie 15 inches or larger.
How do I make a handkerchief?
Iron the fabric.
Fold the fabric.
Measure the fabric. Measure 10.5″ x 10.5″ plus a 1″ allowance, making the measurements 11.5″ x 11.5″ before marking it.
Fold, then cut the fabric. Fold the fabric using your markings as your guide, forming a triangular shape, then cut it.
Are hankies unhygienic?
First off, handkerchiefs are less hygienic than single-use tissues. When you blow your nose in a handkerchief, you’re providing a fresh influx of snot to any germs already there. Far more hygienic is to use a tissue and then throw it out. What’s more, handkerchiefs are worse for the planet, too.
What can I use instead of tissues?
Here’s another easy swap. To avoid disposable tissues, use a hankie or make your own homemade tissues by cutting up an old shirt or sheet and putting them into a container. Once the tissues or hankies have been used, throw them in with your normal wash.
Just so we’re clear…a handkerchief “style” valance isn’t necessarily made from handkerchiefs. Though that would be awfully cute, The valances I’m sharing today were made with regular home decor fabrics. Aside from the somewhat tricky aspect of the mitered corner these valances are super easy and quick to make.
How do you attach a curtain ring to a valance?
Be sure to allow for extra fabric to match any pattern repeat. Once your valance is made and hemmed… measure in from the end of your valance 18″ (the length of your valance) and attach the first two curtain rings directly up from the handkerchief (or mitered corner- refer back to photo at top of post) of the valance.
What kind of fabric do you use for a valance?
The valances I’m sharing today were made with regular home decor fabrics. Aside from the somewhat tricky aspect of the mitered corner these valances are super easy and quick to make. The basic design of this valance is a simple rectangle. You don’t have to include the mitered corner contrasting band but I really like this extra detail.