Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Simple Summer Napkins

Here's a simple DIY project
to dress up your Summer table.

I started with these.
Cotton Dish Towels. Yes... Dish Towels.
I think 100% Cotton works best for making napkins.
I actually picked 4 of these up at the Dollar Store.
Each towel will make 2 napkins.
$4.00 for 8 napkins, how's that for a deal?

Fold each towel in half and cut along the fold.

Now you've got 2 pieces with one unfinished edge.

Fold the unfinished edge over 1/2 inch.
Then fold over 1/2 inch again.
Press and sew down the hem.

If I've completely lost you using the word SEW...
You can easily use iron on fusible hem tape.

Easy breezy. Pretty and practical.

Cotton dish towels wash up easily, and the more you
wash them, the softer they get.
They come in so many colors and patterns
the possibilites are endless.
So grab a towel and and set the table!


Emily Malloy said...


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

What perfect napkins these would be for a picnic!!! xoxo Happy Wednesday, sugar-pie!

magirite said...

What a great idea for wedding present. A picnic basket with some of these napkins.

Aimee @ Chickenville said...

I love this idea because they won't be wrinkles. We use cloth napkins, but I HATE to iron so ours are often pretty wrinkled (if I don't get them folded right away, which is pretty much all the time!)

Thanks for sharing this one.

Kate said...

I love this! A nice easy sewing project (straight lines only, Kate!) that looks fresh and pretty. I think I'll hit up my dollar store tomorrow!

Kamini from Saffron Marigold said...

Now that is something I can do! I've often come across really pretty dish towels and wished they had similar napkins. This should do the trick. I'm no sew bunny....but the iron on tape works for me! Great idea.