How to Make Handkerchief Baby Bonnets

Turning a handkerchief into a baby bonnet is a simple and sweet way to create a memorable baby gift. The bonnet can be used as a Christening bonnet or for everyday use. But, when the baby grows into an adult, the stitches can be pulled out and the handkerchief can be used to add a sentimental touch to future special occasions.

Things You'll Need

  • White handkerchief
  • White thread
  • Needle
  • Ribbon
  • Ribbon flowers (optional)

Instructions

    • 1

      Iron the handkerchief. You might want to lightly starch it as well. Then place it flat on a table.

    • 2

      Fold the handkerchief back one side about 1 inch. The edge you create with this fold will be the front of the bonnet.

    • 3

      Fold the other side back about 3 inches. There will be some space between the edges. This is just a guide. For a somewhat smaller bonnet, the edges can touch. Iron the folded edges.

    • 4

      Open the larger fold and place a row of running stitches along the fold line. Knot just one end of the thread. Refold along the pressed line.

    • 5

      Mark which side of the folded hanky is to face out. You can do it either way. For a cleaner, simpler look, the outside of the bonnet need not show the edges of the hanky that have been folded in. For a more decorative look, or if you trimmed your hanky with lace, the edges can face out. Lay the hanky flat, with the outside facing up.

    • 6

      Fold one of the front, smaller fold corners under slightly so the edge creates a small triangle on the inside of the bonnet. Stitch a piece of ribbon to the inside. Repeat on the other side of the front of the bonnet. The ribbons will allow the bonnet to tie under the baby's chin.

    • 7

      Add some decoration, such as a ribbon flower on the outside of the bonnet above where you stitched the ribbon if you like.

    • 8

      Hold the back with one hand. Pull the thread in the fold with the other hand. This will gather the back and you will begin to see the recognizable shape of a bonnet.

    • 9

      Knot off the ends of the thread when you are happy with the size and shape of the bonnet.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a fancier bonnet, stitch some lace or ribbon to the edges before folding it.
  • .
Related Searches

You May Also Like

  • How to Make a Baby's Handkerchief Hat

    A baby's handkerchief hat is a bonnet the baby can wear home from the hospital and to her baptism. It is then...

  • How to Make a Baby Bonnet

    Baby bonnets can be used on baby dolls or on babies. Bonnets protect babies from the sun, too. Typically during baptisms babies...

  • How to Make Hanky Bonnets

    This bonnet is made using a hanky and is a simple and fast sewing project to undertake. Hanky bonnets are wonderful, ......

  • How to Sew a Baby Bonnet With a Pattern

    How to Make a Handkerchief Baby Bonnet. Turning a handkerchief into a baby bonnet is a simple and sweet way to create...

  • How to Make a Bonnet

    How to Make a Bonnet. ... How to Make a Baby Bonnet Out of a Handkerchief for a Baby Shower. A baby...

  • How to Tie a Baptism Bonnet

    A baptism bonnet usually has one bonnet string that runs from one edge of the bonnet to the other. This keeps the...

Related Ads

Read Article

How to Make Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

Others Also Viewed