how to make personalized handherchiefs?

I would love advice from those who got it done (I know there's a bunch of you out there) or those who have seen it done.  Where do you get the handkerchief?  Did you hand embroider it yourself or take it to someone to do on a machine?  How much did each cost?


Thanks!  I would like to do these for my bridesmaids and the moms :)

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 10:39 am
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I ordered mine from Etsy. I forget the seller. On the etsy site I just searched for embroidered handkercheif. They provided the handkerchief and everything! There are lots of sellers that do it too, so you shouldn't have any issues :)

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 10:42 am
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Any other suggestions?  I would really like to try hand embroidering myself or borrow a friend's embroidering machine but I could really use some feedback :)

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm
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I haven't done either, but I'm assuming you can pick up some great handkerchiefs and take them somewhere to have them embroidered?

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One of our customers sent us her save the date ensemble that included a custom embroided handkerchief as the centerpiece:


One of our customers photo 2018552-1


In her interview about the project, she talked up the vendors that she worked with. Here's a quote:


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And Embroider This, who’s out of Massachusetts; that was also a new company for me. In researching the embroidery idea of which this was my first embroidery project, they really came though in terms of their pricing is really great. The quality is really great. They had a variety of handkerchiefs and other lace elements to choose from. We had a pretty good selection to choose from. They were great about samples and letting us see the product before we purchased.


And then Squeegees which is another local vendor that I met through this project; they actually encouraged me to push forward with the embroidered monogram. After showing them the artwork and the actual packaging and the handkerchief of course, they could really visualize it and see it working. They did a sample for me as well as a few test runs. And then we got the imprint positioned just where we wanted it and sized just like we wanted it. They were really easy to work with.


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You can Google these businesses if you're interested. I think Squeegees is in Rockport, Maine. Embroider this is in Ashland, Massachusetts. Their web site is: embroiderthis.com


You might want to hear about the project directly from the person telling the story. We actually did an audio interview so you can hear her enthusiasm in her voice about the project. The full interview and article (with more pictures) is here:


Christen & Kevin's Black & White Save the Date Package

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

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