February 20, 2008

cocktail napkins

I had some folks over this evening for a school fund-raising meeting. I set out some cheese and crackers and then realized I should put out some little napkins—except that I haven't been buying paper napkins! Luckily I found a few leftover from the time over the holidays when my neighbor lent me some because the same thing happened.

It just would be too clunky to get out all of our huge cloth dinner napkins. I really don't want to resort to buying paper merely so I can serve appetizers.

Maybe this is just the project I need to kick-start my sewing hobby. (Sewing is my new hobby. I just haven't started yet). These napkins look really cute...but quite possibly too difficult for my first project.

5 comments:

EnviroMom Renee said...

Fear not! Sewing napkins is super easy. I made some for my daughter's b-day party, just hemming up the edges of about 10" x 10" squares. I recently made some "fancier" ones of about the same size, but using a bias tape to finish the edge like the ones you linked to. A little trickier to get the corners to fold on a diagonal and look nice, but do-able, very do-able. I made mine small for lunchbox napkins, but they are a great size for cocktail parties and appetizers, etc.

Debbie said...

So cute! I think you can make them (and then you can make me some, too!)

Mary Beth said...

What a besutiful project! That bias tape looks challenging, but worth it. I'm bookmarking it for summer.

Mindful Momma said...

If you're looking for some easy sewing projects (including napkins!) check out Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. I just included it in my post on green & crafty resources. It's a great book - and very inspirational!

laura said...

What a great post, amy. (that line about sewing being your hobby but you just haven't started yet - so funny!!!)
I love the look of these napkins - you're inspiring me again! Thanks for the link to the tutorial, too. Can't wait to give these a try...