Shortly before we moved here, Thomas and I switched over to using only cloth napkins. I made a couple of quick napkins while learning how to use my rolled hem foot. They were recycled from old flannel shirts, so they weren’t the prettiest, but they worked well. The bright napkins in the holder above were some patchwork ones from Goodwill.
Now that we’re moved in and starting to have friends over for dinner, I wanted to make some prettier cloth napkins that would at least not clash with our Charlie Harper table runner too much. Here’s what I came up with. The fabric is called Annabella by Tina Givens in the Mink colorway.
These were very easy to make – sew two pieces of 12.5 inch squares right sides together, leave an opening to turn them right side out, turn them right side out, and then top stitch around the edge. We have our first dinner guests tonight, so we’ll see how well they work. :)
P.S. Here are some great tutorials for some really cute cloth napkins.