Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I always struggle to find original presents for the men in my life so I decided that this year, I would make sets of rainbow Liberty hankies for them.  This is a really easy project to whip up just before the festive season and is great for using up left over fabric from other projects.

Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I used up lots of Liberty pieces of fabric from other projects and then used a few extra fabrics from the studio to complete the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve made these hankies for the men so have tried to use prints I thought they would like.  I’ve snuck a few girly florals in there too – I think you can get away with it for hankies don’t you think?

Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I’ve used the following fabrics for my rainbow Liberty hankies:

Red – Wiltshire – buy more Liberty red fabrics here

Pink – Angelica Garla in the pink colour way – buy other pinks fabrics here 

Yellow – Maddock – the yellow fabric – buy yellow Liberty fabrics here

Green – Queue for the Zoo – buy green Liberty fabrics here

Blue – Queue for the Zoo – buy blue Liberty fabrics here

Teal – Glenjade

Purple – Ianthe F – buy more purple fabrics here

Rainbow Liberty Hankies

The Method:

This is a really simple project and you can make 1 of these hankies in probably about 10 minutes.

  • Cut 16″ (40.5cm) square of your choice of fabric from each of the rainbow colours.
  • Press 0.5cm and then another 0.5cm on 1 side – pin.
  • Work around the fabric and repeat step 2 on each side, neatly folding in the raw edge ends.
  • Machine sew around all 4 sides of the hanky.
  • Package your finished hankies in order of rainbow colours to make a lovely gift.

You could make these for ladies or children too – there is such a huge range of Liberty fabrics to choose from.

Happy Christmas sewing!