Cloth napkins at the dinner table are a given at our house. Even though we have a couple of messy eaters around here, we don’t give in to the temptation of disposable paper towels. Family dinner-time is one of my favorite parts of the day, and I enjoy setting a nice looking table with pretty cloth napkins for everyone!
Now that the kids have gone back to school, maybe it’s time to break out the sewing machine and whip up a new set of napkins in some fun new prints! (Note: If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t worry – these napkins are easy to sew by hand. Just use a whip-stitch or a slip-stitch around the edges).
An experienced seamstress might think that creating directions for something as simple as napkins is silly. But if you have never sewed before or are the type who thinks replacing a button is a challenge, then you might appreciate having some simple instructions written out for you.
That was my thinking when I included directions for cloth napkins in my book Practically Green: Your Guide to EcoFriendly Decision-Making. My goal was that all my craft projects be doable for even the “non-crafty” types. And now I get to share them with you…straight from the book!
P.S. Don’t forget to put cloth napkins in the lunch box too!
Do you use cloth napkins at home? How about in the lunch box? Have you ever made your own?