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« on: February 09, 2012 08:55:50 AM »

I decided to make myself a set of napkins to keep in my bag. They are separate from our home napkins and intended to replace paper napkins on the go. It's a tiny project but it got rid of some extra fabric, and I've been using them without fail.

The cottons were all pre-cut into 1010 squares, donated by my coworker. I made the napkins double sided because the prints paired up so cute!

I wound up with 11 napkins, enough to throw the dirties in the laundry basket and still have clean ones in my bag.

Last week I also made a zipper pouch for my silverware set, using some tiny scraps of quilting cotton that I couldnt bear to part with. Its got chopsticks, a fork, and a spoon. I try to remember to include the soy sauce packets from Thai takeout for my usual avocado sushi lunch. Im already good at keeping this in my bag, so the napkin set shouldnt be a problem.

This project was also a great opportunity for me to practice corners on my serger. There's an instructional image (taken from a book) and even more info about my napkins on my blog:

« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012 10:01:55 AM »

A great idea and a beautiful result. I think I need to think about something like this for my work lunches.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012 12:34:10 PM »

i love the little utensil pouch, that is a wonderful idea! much better than my plastic bag with plastic wear thrown in the bottom of my purse

« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012 12:42:08 PM »

love this idea! and the fabrics.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012 01:35:04 PM »

I like this idea too - my gosh, your corner stitches are PERFECT!  I love how your utensils and pouch and napkins are so colorful - I'm going to have to make me some of these and brighten up my lunch hour!!  I admire your combinations.  Just love it all!!   Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012 01:46:30 PM »

Wonderful all around!  I am a big cloth napkin fan myself and now am wishing I hadn't used all of my cut of that apple green/pink/brown fleur de lis print making dog collar cozies!

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