Thursday, January 5, 2017

DIY Flannel Handkerchiefs and Friday Favorites Linky Party Week 353

My poor wee little nose just can't take it any more. I blew through a 100 +count box of tissues (literally) in three days and my Plague is now just barely showing signs of stopping. If it weren't for my neti pot (affiliate link for your convenience) I  wouldn't be able to breathe since I'm all stuffed up with a cold AND a sinus infection. Never do anything half way I always say! 

Fortunately, as I felt this ick coming on early, I made a stack of quick and easy flannel handkerchiefs to use in addition to disposable tissues to keep my nose from getting chapped and feeling raw. By bouncing back and forth between the two types of tissues I don't have a chapped nose for the first time in forever! Not to mention, the flannel hankies don't disintegrate after using a neti pot like the paper tissues do. (Ew.)

Flannel tissues are super simple to make!

 Pin this tutorial for cold and flu season!


1. Cut a piece of flannel cloth in the size of your choosing.



  • For the orange flannel handkerchiefs I cut a flannel fat quarter into forths.
  • I cut the pink and blue flannel tissues larger because I used an unused (of course) Kleenex as a paper pattern. 

2. Hem the flannel squares as desired.

  • I made a traditional hem on the orange homemade hankies by turning the raw edge over twice, pinning the fold in place, and sewing a straight stitch to hold it in place.

  • I made the serged hem on the blue and pink DIY handkerchiefs by sewing along the edges using the overlock stitch on my sewing machine. If your sewing machine doesn't have an overlock stick, a zig zag stitch will also work. Of course if you have a serger, you can use that too.

 3. To keep thing from being too icky after each use the used flannel tissue have their own small basket in the laundry room. That way I can chuck the contents of the small basket into the washing machine without touching the foul contents when I wash the hankies with a load of reusable cleaning cloths, dog towels, or reusable cloth shopping bags.

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