Thursday, August 12, 2010
Cloth Napkins - Simple ones
So here's a quickie tutorial on how I got these done...
First tip... I used barkcloth scraps. You can easily see the crosswise AND lengthwise grain making cutting really quick. These were leftovers from a set of curtains I made for a client. She lets me keep the scraps when the customer doesn't want them back, which is why I accumulate so much fabric... hmmmm... Anyway, here's a link to her webshop, the stuff is perfect for home dec things if you like that tropical look. Barkcloth Hawaii.
So cut your napkins 1" bigger than your finished size. Mine turned out to be just under 12". A bit small, but it's what I have to work with. Then fold over and press two opposite sides 1/4", and again, 1/4". It should look like this.
Next, fold and press 1/4" and 1/4" again on the two other sides. It'll look like this when it's ready for sewing.
Yup... that was the hard part. Now all you need to do is sew. I used the edgestitch foot and just sew all the way across on all four sides.
Simple enough eh? So now you can go green and stop buying all those paper napkins... unless someone likes to blow their nose in it... eww.. yeah... he can use the paper towels instead.