Some easy and eco-friendly sewing

I came across this on the Satin Moon Blog: Satin Moon is a quilt shop in Victoria, BC.  The title was Summer Napkins: Stashbuster.  I thought I’d share it with you as most of the ideas are pretty neat. Show & Tell anyone?????……………


Paper napkins never come back from washing.

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.

Everyday napkins usually are no smaller than 12 inches.

and kid size double sided  Bend the Rules Sewing 8 1/2 inch LUNCHBOX NAPKINS
maybe  in  a spectrum of  gelato colours,

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 ,

binding ,

or rick rack

For a fancy luncheon , perhaps try a double sided napkin with a deeply scalloped edge.

Are you an  art quilters? , add a bit of paint.


or  a fancy fold .


If you have a stash of fat quarters  then the cost of these is only the thread and the time that they take to make.


any way you want!

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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