I am actually an old woman. I listen to (and am passionate about) CBC Radio One, I knit, I love hot water with lemon. And now, I use handkerchiefs, rather than facial tissue.
A quick look at my goal to drastically reduce the amount of waste I produce showed me that I need to first reduce the amount of paper products I use. And while I could go out and buy some handkerchiefs, I thought it would be another fun sewing project!
So I headed on over to Designer Fabrics again to find some simple cotton. I ended up with what I think is shirt fabric – it’s white with a small blue check. I bought the minimum amount – 1/2 a yard but now I think I’ve founds something to do with my old work shirts when I can’t wear them anymore!
I was pretty lax about getting the fabric square, and it didn’t end up being a problem at all. I just cut the fabric in half lengthwise, and then cut it into squares.
I then pressed (omg, more pressing!) the sides over twice to make a nice seam.
Then sew around the edges. I ran out of white yarn, so I used a pretty blue grey to match the check pattern in the fabric for some of them. A crazy colour might be fun too!
Easy peasy and ready to use! Making 8 of them took a bit over an hour, and cost about $2!
I think I’m going to put a sewing machine on my Christmas/Birthday list this year! That way I can visit with my parents when I’m at their house, rather than sitting downstairs using my mom’s sewing machine and iron.