July 26, 2010
SUMMER NAPKIN – stash buster
If you are an eco-friendly person
and at the same time want to have your own style
it is very easy to make table napkins with just a few sewing skills.
Dinner napkins tend to be 18 to 20 inches square.
or animal prints like these Happikins .
You should wash and dry your fabric to shrink
it so there will be no unexpected surprises the first time they are washed.
Very simple napkins can be quickly created
by just sewing a straight stitch around the edge of a pinked square,
or fringing the edge.
You can squeeze three napkins across out of a 42 -44 inch wide fabric ,
and use up bits of yarn for napkin rings.
Basic napkins with a hemmed edge are made easiest with
a little Heat n Bond tape .
Play with the decorative stitches on your machine ,
or hand embroidery with lovely Valdani thread or pearl cotton.
Add a little more pizzaz with a contrasting border ,
or rick rack
Are you an art quilters? , add a bit of paint.
or a fancy fold .