Remember these? All my 20 to 30 year-old something nieces had them. A antique handkerchief simply sewn into a baptism bonnet and brought out again at their weddings for something old.
I made my new great-niece-to-be one for a baby shower time capsule and everyone commented that you just couldn't find these anywhere anymore. Do you suppose I revived this old staple into a new trend?
To make these simply fold a handkerchief in half and baste a 1/2 inch seam on the folded edge. Slip a ribbon through the opening and gather. Tie a pretty bow at the back. For these I sewed pretty bow and flower into the front lower corners so it could actually be worn. I'm pretty sure it took me all of 10 minutes.
There are several versions of the poem that accompanies the bonnet if you search on the web, but this one is my favorite.