I did not want to pay a lot and decided to scrounge online. There are a lot of napkins out there on the internets! I searched high and wide and across the globe. It was hard to choose. I initially had it narrowed down to these ones, aren't they cute?
But then, once I picked out a tablecloth, and decided to go in a different (non-red) colour direction, I had to change my plan and couldn't find what I wanted. I finally decided to buy some fabric to make my own napkins.
|Vintage Fabric Remnants from France|
I had five different fabric pieces to work with and was able to cut them up into eight 12-inch squares. I then paired the pieces and sewed the pairs, wrong sides together, 1/4 inch from the edge. After that, I turned the squares right-side-out and sewed around the edge of each napkin twice, once at about 1/8 of an inch from the edge and once another 1/4 of an inch from there. Easy peasy.
I had much more of one fabric than the four others, so one side of the napkins are mismatched cotton florals while the other sides are all matching striped pink damask. I love that using two fabrics allows for two slightly different table-top options.
|Floral, sweet and casual.|
|The reverse, ever so slightly more formal.|
I am very happy with my new napkins. Although, I am slightly embarrassed to admit, despite making them as "everyday napkins", I am afraid to ruin them and don't use them nearly as much as planned. Perhaps I will have to order the Etsy set after all!
I linked up to Quiltstory's Fabric Tuesday!