- Iron and fold the hankies in 3
- Sew the sides together so they don't come apart - 2 quick seams on each side
- Select the ribbon/ fabric and sew it on both sides or just one. Make sure to sew along all the sides.
I've tried this with iron on hemming tape, but if you wash and dry them more than a few times it comes off in the dryer... Maybe I should iron it on first so it's in place, then sew it... OH I'm good!!! That's what I battle most in sewing these... they don't stay in place.
My grandma has an embroidery machine... if she was closer I would have her add initials or other embelishments.
I also found this idea for a fabric basket I want to try: http://perpetualplum.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/building-a-basket-using-vintage-fabrics-and-grommets/
Good luck making some for the new additions in your life!