- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Since we chose lime green as one of our colors and my FI loves green, he searched everywhere for pocket squares to match the lime green shirt he is wearing under his suit. We found one but there was only one and it was $30(!). We needed 4 pocket squares so that wasn’t going to work.
After some googling I decided that I was crafty enough to DIY some custom squares. All we needed to do was hit the fabric store and choose the right color cloth. I picked up paint chips from the local paint store and matched one shade to the color of my FI’s shirt. We took the paint chip with us to Joann’s and after a few tries we found cloth that matched close enough. I bought two yards, partly for just in case I messed the first one up and partly because we wanted there to be enough to make our dog a matching bandana. Then I grabbed interfacing, yep interfacing. This was a mistake that forced me to return later and purchase a roll of good old fashioned Stich Witch. I absolutely adore Stitch Witch!
1. Cut fabric into 14 inch by 14 inch squares. (You can cut them 12 by 12 if you want them smaller.) Start with fabric’s underside facing up on an ironing board. Heat up your iron when ready to do the seams.
2. Place Stich Witch at the edge of the fabric. Fold the seam over and seal with the iron. this prevents the fabric from fraying.
3. Do this for each side of the cloth.
4. Iron out wrinkles. Done.
You could probably also use this same technique to DIY napkins. The edges are a bit rough but they aren’t going to show in pictures because that part ends up in the pocket.
I made Brutus’ bandana pretty much the same way except I cut the cloth into a 21 inch by 21 inch square so it would be big enough to tie around his neck.