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What a special idea! FI is wearing a new suit to the Rehearsal (see a few posts below) and I plan on making this pocket square love note for him. It sounds simple and quick to make (once I find a pocket square and a quote, lol). I hope I'll be able to sneak it into his pocket without him knowing.
Pocket Square Love Note from OnceWed.com (March 11, 2009):
It's a project the bride should make in secrecy, that will later be discovered by the groom when he's dressing for the wedding. No one else has to know about this. It could be just a secret little loved note passed from bride to groom. Or the note could poke out of the pocket, so some of the message is revealed to others.
What You'll Need
A Pocket Square
The quote is from The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear: "And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced in the light of the moon."
1. Neatly press your pocket square and fold it to fit in your groom's pocket. I selected the "one corner fold", but there are hundreds of ways to fold a pocket square. (see figure 1)
2. While the pocket square is folded, place a straight pin where you would like to begin stitching your quote. (see figure 1) I chose to have just a tiny bit of the text peaking out of the pocket.
3. Compose a brief note, or decide on a quote to stitch onto your pocket square. Copy it onto a piece of paper, and cut the text into strips. Unfold your pocket square, lay it flat, and use these strips to decide on the placement of your text. ( see figure 2)
4. Once the placement is decided, lightly write your text on the pocket square using a pencil. Block letters are easiest to stitch. (see figure 3)
5. Thread your needle with two strands of embroidery floss and knot at the end. (see figure 4)
6. Place your pocket square in your embroidery hoop and begin stitching over your penciled text using the "backstitch". If you are unfamiliar with the backstitch, click HERE for instructions. (see figure 5)
7. Continue stitching (moving your hoop as needed) until your message is complete. (see fig. 6)
8. Trim all loose threads from the back.
9. Press your pocket square, re-fold, and tuck into your groom's pocket. (see figure 7)
What it Cost:
Pocket Square - $2.99
Embroidery Floss - $.35
Embroidery Hoop - $1.49
Embroidery Needles - $1.49