Monday, December 20, 2010

christmas cloth napkins

seriously, let's talk about the fact that it's FIVE days until christmas. sorry if i made your heart beat a little fast. fear not friends. cloth napkins are such an easy and practical gift for last minute hostess gifts or for making christmas morning that much more special for your family. i love that fact that you can make napkins out of any fun fabric that you have. i bought this fabric a while back and wanted to turn it into somethin' pretty. i ended up using it for another project too!

to make these four napkins i took an existing cloth napkin to use as my pattern and made my outline 1" bigger all around. i then cut out all four squares. going clockwise i turned each side down 1/2" and pressed on all four sides. then i repeated the process so that each side was pressed down twice hiding the exposed seams. then simply stitch all four sides shut, backstitching at the beginning and end. i then ironed the napkins in half horizontally, the folded them vertically and ironed them, and then folded them again and ironed them. you could also embellish them if you like for an even more personal touch.



5 comments:

Hiking in Stilettos said...

Too cute! I love that fabric!

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I love this fabric! Could you share what it's called? I may need to get some asap ha.

Claire Kiefer said...

those are so incredibly cute. you're brilliant!

Your Southern Peach said...

Oh how I wish I could sew....lovely fabric and colors!

Louise said...

That fabric is great! Perfect for Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas!

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