When life hands you granny fabric, make napkins!!!
Awhile back, I was given a stack of quilting fabric that was more Grandma Walton than Sage & Simple. I struggled with what to do with this fabric, and then it struck me... napkins!!!
The first batch of 23 is done :)
Not only have I given life to this not so hip looking fabric, but these cloth napkins are going to save trees and save me money! Finding another way of beating that 25% VAT makes me happy :)
Here are my sewing instructions for homemade fabric napkins:
1) Cut fabric squares of 17" x 17" (or whatever size makes you happy)
. This left me with some smaller pieces that I will make into snack napkins to use with tea, dessert, etc.
2) Iron in a 1/4" hem on all 4 sides, then another 1/4" hem to tuck in the raw edge.
the corners. You can also leave them square, but I have perfectionist tendencies so I mitered mine :)
4) Sew all the way around the edge. Voila!
P.S. Happy new year!
Labels: frugal living, green living, sewing, simple living