Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cloth Napkins

I have been in a sewing kick since the beginning of the year...which is good, because I am getting a lot of projects done.
So today cloth napkins it is.
I had bought some fabric a while back, and decided to use the 100% white cotton one to make some napkins.
I had made napkins before, but this are 
a larger size, perfect for when we have guest over or just as everyday messy meals.

Yes, we use cloth napkins at every meal. I grew up that way. 
Cloth napkins are not only Eco-friendly, but clean up those messy mouths and fingers a whole lot better.
I cut the fabric in 21"x21" squares. 
That will make a 20"x20" napkin when all said and done.
To the right bottom corner I added:
1914 
PARIS
Then again, I don't know how to transfer words on fabric, for me it's easier to just write on it with a fabric marker and heat set with hot iron. I do find my inspiration from the Internet (The Graphic Fairy being one of them), but then I end up doing my own version.

After heat setting the ink, 
wash, dry, use and repeat.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela


33 comments:

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Che belle... hai fatto bene semplicemente scrivere sopra, piu facile eh... Mi piace l'idea.... Ciao a presto, buona giornata

NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful, Dani. You did a wonderful job on them- xo Diana

suzyq said...

These are gorgeous Daniela - have to make me some of them............
XXX

reFresh reStyle said...

I love these! You can do anything! They look great.
Debbie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

they look great Dani.. I bet those turn into hot sellers for you.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are great and I am surprised you put Paris on them.

Kelly said...

Love those!! I still can't get over that you free hand those. Do you at least trace over the image from Graphics Fairy???? You are GOOD!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very cool! You must have a very steady hand.

Laurie said...

beautiful! We use cloth too, save trees people!!!!ha ha, my kids were brought up this way, old hippy in me , lol,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Daniela those look great!!

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Love them. They are beautiful. Clean, simple and chic.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love those! Great job!
Karen

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Lovely, delicate and fabulous.

Hugs,
Meredith

Art and Sand said...

I like the weight fabric you used. I made some and stenciled numbers on them, but the fabric was too thin.
We also eat with cloth napkins every night. In addition to being better for the environment, I think it sets a tone at the table and makes the meal seem like a special event.

Kerry said...

Love the texture of that fabric and your lettering is always so neat.

Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

Such a simple and beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful idea! They look so pretty! We also grew up using cloth napkins every day. Love, love what you did with yours. Very elegant!

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful idea! They look so pretty! We also grew up using cloth napkins every day. Love, love what you did with yours. Very elegant!

twelveOeight said...

Gorgeous!!! Dani I love your sewing kick, please don't stop :)

xoxo, Tanya

Revi said...

Daniela, they look perfect! You have mad skills and such high standards. Of course, wiping spaghetti off tiny little mouths with those sort of makes me cringe...I'd opt for a paper napkin, and save those for adults!
-Revi

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

These are really great. I have thought for years that I would make some cloth napkins but I haven't done it. Some I don't like cause they seem to just smear the food and grease around. How do I choose the best fabric that will work really well?

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Very elegant! Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

Atta Girl Amy said...

Beautiful. And I love that you use cloth napkins at every meal. We really should make the transition in our home.

And I am amazed that those were freehanded. You have perfect penmanship. :)

Atta Girl Amy
www.attagirlsays.com

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your cloth napkins are beautiful Daniela! They are a super great size too. Perfect for those big family meals.

must love junk said...

Love these! Great job :)
Susan

Cristina Garay said...

Beautiful job, Daniela! I love the lettering!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So pretty!! I wish I could sew...maybe in 2013??? ;)

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

I wish your sewing kick would rub off on me! Love the napkins - and think it's great that you guys use fabric napkins everyday :)

Debbiedoo's said...

After your kick pack up your machine and come teach me. I love these, very pretty!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your beautiful napkins, can't believe you did the writing free hand ..so perfect, wow what a talent...I learned how to miter the corners of napkins from the stone gable blog..she has a great tutorial on it...I was so excited to try it...so clever...loved learning how to do that...thanks for sharing your talent...

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

What a terrific project! I love how these turned out. . .so simple and elegant. I also really like the idea of using cloth napkins for every meal, very nice. :-)

Jamie -Better With Age said...

What a good idea! These are adorable ;)

Libby said...

I know I've said it many times before on your blog, but I really like your napkins and cloth projects. You do terrific work and it's all purposeful. I like cloth napkins.