>> Saturday, February 13, 2010
Earlier this week, I mentioned that I was going to be making some hankies for my family to help us dispose of our disposable paper products, and I asked, "Anyone know what the best fabric for homemade handkerchiefs is?"
Brenda from Sense of Home responded that "the best handkerchiefs are 100% cotton."
Aha! We happened to have a bag of my husband's old 100% cotton t-shirts hanging around the closet, waiting to be turned into rags. Instead, why not make handkerchiefs?
My husband and I took turns cutting them up, and I'm not even going to bother hemming them. I'm going to blow my nose in them...they don't have to look pretty. And if they fray in the wash, they'll be easy and cheap to replace.
I've also read that linen makes a good fabric for handkerchiefs, so I thought I'd buy some linen and make a few prettier handkerchiefs, just for fun. But, phew, linen is an expensive fabric! So I'm going to wait until later in the month when JoAnn's is having a fabric sale, and then buy enough linen to make some bread bags also. Two birds, one stone.
But even without the "pretty" handkerchiefs, we are well-stocked in cloth tissues now. And just in time...I think I'm coming down with a cold.
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