I recently made this DIY pocket square in just 3 easy steps! It was the perfect finishing touch for my son’s tuxedo. This is both an excellent and incredibly simple way to save a few dollars during your next formal event!
Easy Pocket Square
Formal events get expensive quickly. Every dollar you spend adds up, so why not save a few bucks on the accessories? I recently made a DIY pocket square for my son’s big night out at prom. It’s an easy project which is completed in less than 30 minutes.
I used a scrap piece of fabric from my stash for this project. The deep red shade was just what I was looking for. This fabric is stretch cotton sateen. However, you can also use a knit or satin fabric for this project. For this project, you can simply hand stitch or use a sewing machine.
There are many ways to accomplish a pocket square fold including the presidential fold and puff fold. For my sons pocket square, we chose a simple fold.
1. Cut a square of fabric 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Grainline doesn’t really matter here since it’s a square piece.
2. Make a rolled hem by stitching a 1/4″ seam all the way around the edges. Press.
3. Sew another row of hemstitching by turning the edge over again, and stitching in place. Press.
Fold your pocket square in quarters and tuck it into your jacket breast pocket. If you haven’t worn a pocket square before with your jacket, you may need to open the basting stitches of the pocket with a seam ripper, then tuck the square in place.
That’s it! This DIY pocket square added the perfect touch of color to my son’s tuxedo. This easy pocket square would also make a great gift for a groom or groomsmen while adding so much class to the outfit.
You could also make a simple matching bow tie for a complete ensemble!
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