in coming up with a project for this week, we decided to make something that we’ve been desperately needing around the house. for a while now we’ve been trying to cut down on our use of paper, so we decided to whip up a set of custom cloth napkins. they couldn’t be simpler to make, they’ll save some trees, and we’ll be glad to have them for our weekly dinner parties. plus, since it only takes 1 yard to make a set of 4, it was the perfect excuse to raid our “cute fabric scraps” stash. click here for the full post and instructions, or just click “read more” below.
–derek & lauren
here’s what you’ll need:
-1 yard cotton or linen fabric (you can find the pear print we used here)
-pencil or tailor’s chalk
1. wash and press your fabric.
2. measure, mark and cut out four 18″ squares.
3. press down a 1/4″ rolled hem on the top and bottom, pinning in place if necessary.
4. stitch with your sewing machine.
5. repeat with side seams.