I walked to my craft room and dug through my fabric, some of which had been sitting there for close to 10 years. The fabrics I chose appear to be cotton blends. Then I got out my pathetically dull scissors and went to town. I cut up long lengths of fabric into napkin-sized squares. I did this by using another cloth napkin that I had in the closet as a guide. I ended up with over 20 rectangular pieces of fabric that would soon be napkins.
Then I took out my sewing machine, which buy the way, I think is the easiest machine ever! The task I have the most trouble with is the bobbin, and this bobbin threads automatically after you load it and begin sewing. Major score! Anyway, I began sewing up the edges and these pretty napkins are the result.
Unfortunately I did not do a step-by-step tutorial. I'm still a little bit of a newbie at sewing. In the
future I may be able to do more of a lesson, but this is more of an idea that will hopefully be an inspiration for someone else.
My family really has been enjoying these napkins. I haven't been laundering them in any special way, just throwing them in with a load of towels and folding them back up once they've been washed. They are ironed in the picture here, but I don't iron them regularly, just fold them.
Because I have so many it's tough to run out, but I still have some paper napkins as a back-up for when we do run out or have company. I have a bunch more I'm working on that are ironed, pinned and ready to go. I may make seasonal napkins in the future. If I do, I'll let you know.
These napkins are great for a gift and as a bonus, they save you money!