Hankie Primer Course

Upcycle hankies into colorful eyeglass cases, create charming pillows and see vintage treasures from my collection.

Course Details

5 Total Video Lessons (total 68 minutes)
 1 Sewing Project Video Tutorial
3 Inspirational Album Videos featuring project ideas and items in my collection
1 Textile Expert Audio Interview featuring Marsha Greenberg with Video Gallery
4 Pages Printable PDF instructions & photos
5 Pages Heirloom Art (2 hankie prints, 2 framable art images, 2 hankie tags, and 1 page of project ideas)
2 Inspirational Articles - curated content including uplifting essays and vintage articles
BONUS Project: 3 Pages of Instructions for making Vintage Hankie Pillows

Find joy through the art of needle and thread.

If you've ever struggled with ideas to use your collection of vintage notions and treasures, Vintage Modern Makers can help!

This primer offers a chance to use your hankies and create stylish eyeglass cases. I will show you a variety of ways to embellish these cases to make them unique. I'll take you through my collection of vintage hankies and touch on the history of the hankie. I'll chat with Marsha Greenberg, author of Hankie Couture, who makes gorgeous doll dresses from vintage hankies. It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them for use in our everyday life.

The course includes videos as well as PDF files to download and follow along. Here is what you can expect in this course:

  • Eyeglass case sewing project
  • Interview with Marsha Greenberg, author of Hankie Couture: Handcrafted Fashions from Vintage Hankies 
  • Inspiration Album including hankies from my collection with additional project ideas
  • Related articles & an uplifting essay from Mary Brooks Picken's and the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences 
  • Heirloom Art featuring a dress graphic to showcase your hankies
  • A community within the Vintage Modern Makers platform to share your makes, your collection, and connect with others

Amy Barickman

Amy is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of the sewing pattern company Indygo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and art to inspire your modern makes. She is passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday living with needle and thread!

Hear From Our Community

Loved this interview. Marsha is so nice. I have all her books and her calendar. She very kindly signed my books too!

–Marcy M.

I have appreciated your work, Amy, for years! It seems like I have found the perfect group!  For many years I have "rescued" doilies, pieces of embroidery and any kind of vintage handwork I see.  I'm excited to be able to give them new life and let them exhibit their beauty in some way!

–Stephanie M.

An Extra Bonus For You!

Learn how to upcycle your vintage hankies into wonderful accent pillows. This course's bonus features various patterns for creating fabric pillows that feature your hankies. The Primer PDF will include the instructions needed to create these project and I will show you a closer look at each of the pillows in my Inspiration Album.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied.  We want you to love the courses you take here so we offer this risk-free guarantee.  If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you were expecting we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.


No, these are self-study courses. When you purchase a course, it can be completed at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in a specific amount of time. You will also have the ability to download the videos and PDFs which gives you lifetime access to the content.

If you purchase a course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can watch the course as many times as you want, and access it at any time. You can download all videos and PDFs and save to your personal device.

All of my courses will be delivered through the VintageModernMakers.com website. This is an independent platform that allows for all courses to be easily managed. If you do have an account on AmyBarickman.com you will need to create a separate account for VintageModernMakers.com.

Our goal is to keep projects as affordable as possible. On average, you might expect to spend around $10–$25 on project supplies, but I encourage you to use fabric treasures from your own collection or thrift shop finds to upcycle.

The VintageModernMakers.com site will contain all the videos and downloads that come with your course. As long as you can navigate and log in to the site, you shouldn’t need any extra tech skills.

No need to worry! We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied. We want you to love the courses you take here, so we offer this risk-free guarantee. If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you expected, we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.

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