I love coming across a pretty stack of vintage printed hankies at a flea market, each one a perfect little bit of whimsy. I imagine the elegant “ladies who lunch” who might have tucked them into a sleeve. A set of floral handkerchiefs is so old fashioned and ladylike… in the best way! These days handkerchiefs aren’t in vogue, although I’m not sure why. They are endlessly useful and so cheerful and handsome.
For this Mother’s Day I’m doing my part to bring the handkerchief back. Using Page’s classic Father’s Day Rolled Hem Handkerchief pattern, I sewed a set of six sweet Liberty of London handkerchiefs perfect for mom. Tana Lawn is a total joy to sew and to use! It is silky soft, and the prints are so satisfyingly exquisite with charming details and beautiful colors. For our special Liberty Hankie Bundle I picked out some of my favorite prints in soft pinks and greens, imagining a perfect Mother’s Day brunch, complete with pink lemonade and petits fours!
Even if your mom isn’t the formal type, this lovely set will make a great Mother’s Day gift. It’s practical, pretty, and entirely handmade by you! If you’d like to make your own little stack, you can pick up our Liberty Hankie Bundle here and follow along with the Father’s Day Rolled Hem Handkerchief pattern here!
Happy Mother’s Day!– Molly
ps- For more Liberty of London inspiration check out our Father’s Day Liberty Handkerchief Set too!