My handsome hubby wears suits to work everyday. A year or so ago we went to a formal event and he wore a pocket square, the look was fabulous, and really completed the look. He looked incredibly dapper. Recently he started to show an interest in wearing pocket squares on a more regular basis, not just on fancy occasions. They add such a fun touch, sometimes even whimsy to a suit. You can really use this simple piece to change the entire look of the suit. We looked on the internet for the best ways to fold them and started adding fun touches to his suits. What we found is that the pocket square would lose its shape and then just look frumpy – not the look he was going for. So, we looked into ordering pre-folded pocket squares. Sometimes something so simple can be hard to find. We saw them on a card at a mens clothing store and thought how simple. Which got me thinking. I’m always up for a challenge especially when it comes to making things – for example pocket squares on cards, so I thought I would give it a try.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- card stock in dark colors (black or navy work best)
- fabric for pocket squares
- binder clips or clips of some kind
- sewing machine
Decide what type of fabric you would like your pocket squares to be made out of, I have used silk and cotton. Another common option is linen. Once you’ve gotten all your supplies together you can make just about any style of pocket square you wish. The whole project from start to finish took me about 30 minutes the first time I did it, and the second time about 15 minutes. There are lots of different pocket square options out there – the hard part is choosing which you want to make first.
I was surprised how easy it was to make these pocket squares, I made 6 in about an hour and a half. I did some basic ones and then others that were a little more time consuming to make. Silk is a little trickier to work with because it is so slippery. The cotton fabric was a dream, it held its shape really well as I assume linen would too.
I hope that you find this tutorial to be helpful, if you prefer to go with folding your own pocket squares Great Tutorial for Pocket Square Folding from The Art of Manliness.
Until next time, happy crafting,