First off, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area - it seems as if this section has all Wedding planning crafts and this is an actual Wedding gift, but I couldn't find where else to post it.
One of my good friends from high school was getting married and I decided that I wanted to make him something instead of just buying a gift or giving a gift of money - partially to make it more personal, partially to save money (hah! that ended up not being the case). The bride & groom were registered at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, so after browsing their registry, I got the idea to make them matching placemats, cloth napkins, and napkin rings.
I don't have too much experience with sewing - I can mend, I've used patterns to make things like my son's baptismal outfit, but this was kind of just a go with the flow thing and I was quite proud of how they turned out! Especially being straight edges with straight lines on the fabric, I was afraid they would look all crooked, but they turned out good!
I really fell in love with the Napkin Rings that I made - each of them has a word on it such as "Appreciate", "Respect", "Honesty", etc.. and I thought it fit perfectly for a wedding gift. I got all of the supplies for the Napkin Rings at Michaels. I didn't want to give them away once they were done!
I also used a pattern to make a matching oven glove... but the oven glove would only have fit a child, so I didn't include that with the gift. I stretched it and stretched it and now I am able to squuueeeeze my hand into it, so I figured I'd get some use out of it before throwing it away!