If you are still scrambling to figure out what to get your man this Sunday, here’s a quick and easy tutorial for you! My husband always appreciates a new tie, but has recently gotten into adding pocket squares, cufflinks, and tie bars to his daily suit ensemble. While I much prefer shopping for statement necklaces and stilettos, I have really grown to love how fun it can be to shop for men’s business looks.
A pocket square might be the easiest thing you have ever sewn. It takes hardly any fabric, and you can make him a handful of different colors/prints to choose from just with your leftover fabric stash! (although, most of my fabric is pretty girly so I had to do some digging. I don’t think he would be thrilled with a gold sequin pocket square).
- piece of fabric that is at least 17″ x 17″ big (so a larger scrap of fabric could be put to great use!)
- matching thread
- serger (optional)
Cut your fabric to measure 17″x17″. A 16″x16″ square will work just fine too. I wouldn’t go much smaller than that or else it will be too small and sink down into the pocket.
Serge around your square. This step is totally optional. If you have “sewing anality” as I like to call it, and get cold sweats from unfinished edges, then knock yourself out.
Fold all the edges under 1/4″ twice. Pin and press.
Stitch all around the square as close to the fold as you can.
Thaaaats it! So simple right? And now you have something you actually sewed for your husband. I really never thought that day would come.