Monday, June 20, 2011

Making Cloth Napkins

Tomorrow is the first day of summer and what better way to celebrate it than to make new cloth napkins?!  I have been on a cloth napkin kick lately since we seem to go through paper napkins like water in a bucket with a hole!  Now, I know some folks can make an argument over paper versus cloth but since I am washing towels anyway, I figure those cloth napkins are not going to take up much space.  And, besides, who doesn't love a nice cloth napkin?  

On our 10th anniversary we went to Hawaii and I bought this fabric around that time.  I had originally thought I would make D a pillowcase but never got around to making one.  I thought this was perfect for summer napkins!  Who wouldn't want to be in Hawaii?!!  And, it did use some of my stash that "he who does not understand why I have so much fabric" keeps pointing out to me.  *grins*
If you want to make your own cloth napkins, there are many excellent tutorials on the web.  Here are a few that I like:

I have plans to make lots more napkins this summer.   For today, I am linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend Challenge.  Hope to see you there!


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  1. Susan, these are just too cute!
    We are cloth napkin fans at this house too.

  2. Well, researches say that cloth napkins are only bad if you wash them in a load alone. Do people really do that??? They say there are those who do. I too love using cloth and only run wash when I have a nice full load so I figure I am saving the trees.

    Love your napkins! They are fun and very summer.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  3. I love these napkins. They will be a great addition to the start of summer!

  4. cloth napkins are the only way to fly! I find the best in garage sales....pristine and brand new!


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