Cut a square, 12, 14, 18 or 20 inches, I like 12″ for everyday napkins.
Cut a second fabric the same size for the lining or reversible side.
I use a good quality cotton.
If you do not have a rotary cutter and board,
just use scissors, they do not have to be cut perfectly straight.
Place right sides (printed sides) of fabric together.
If you need to, pin them together.
With a little bit of practice you can sew them together without pins.
Sew them together with a 1/4″ or 1/2″ seam.
This is a great project for beginners to learn to sew a straight line.
Start on one side and sew around.
Stop at the corner, while your needle is still down in the fabric;
lift your foot and turn the fabric to sew down the next side, this gives you a nice sharp corner.
Leave a 2″ gap open so you can turn it right side out.
Gently pull the napkin right side facing out.
Hand stitch the opening closed.
Using your iron, press the seams flat.
Then go back around, sewing down a hem to lock the fabric together.
Napkins are pretty, they save money and they are perfect for shower and housewarming gifts.
These are also good as projects for beginning sewers to learn how to use their machine and sew a straight line.
Old table cloths are a good source of good quality fabric.
It really is no big deal to throw a hand full of cloth napkins in the washer. If you are not eating anything really messy and everyone sits in the same spot each day, you can re-use your napkin a few days before washing it.
Fiber art is anything that includes stitching, weaving, quilting, sewing, rug making, crocheting, knitting, spinning, etc…
Each Monday we can share ideas, patterns, finished projects and ask questions about fiber arts in the comment section.
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