I have a nice stash of colorful fabric bits, many too small for larger projects.
I decided in the name of creativity and frugality I'd make cotton napkins for everyday use. I'm hoping to completely replace paper, store bought napkins with fabric ones.
Napkin making is so simple, it's such instant gratification and saves me some $$! Yah!UPDATE! How I made these napkins:
Folks have asked how I made these... so here it goes!
I used some leftover fat quarters from an old project. They're 100% cotton. Nothing was measured, just all freehand... they are imperfect matches but no one will ever know unless you tell them or pile them up together unfolded.
1) Pre-wash the fabric!
2) I trimmed each piece to be (near!) perfect rectangles since they weren't perfectly squared off. I also nipped off any stray strings
3) Iron out the wrinkles.
4) To prepare edges for sewing: Fold in each edge, one at a time, about 1/4" and iron. Fold each edge over again another 1/4" and iron. Do all four sides, then take to your sewing machine.
5) Choose a fun color thread and a fancy stitch. Sew around the edge of the napkin. Look at the photos above to see about how close to the edge the stitch should be.
6) Iron the edges again.
7) Fold them and slap sileverware on them and impress your friends with the easiest sewing job of your life (but don't tell them it was just that easy, they have no idea).