Wednesday, August 15, 2012

~ Pigs Sunflowers And A Tutorial ~

 Before the water damage took my life over I was at the sewing
machine most everyday all day long. I've had the best time 
making napkins and runners for the shop and for myself.
I love mixing fabric prints, makes a finished project
all that more exciting.
If you can sew a straight line or even if you can't this 
project is for you.
I chose my fabrics, a stripe and sunflower print,
cutting them 16 1/2" square.
 With right sides together sew around all four sides
using a 1/4" seam allowance,
leaving a small size opening
for turning your napkin inside out.
 Mitering your corners with a cut will insure your 
edges to be sharp and true once you turn your
napkin inside out.
 My opening is between 3" and 4" depending
upon how fast I'm sewing. :-)
A pin at each end of the opening tells you 
where to begin sewing and where to stop
closing up your opening. 
 Sew as closely to the edge as you can making
sure you catch both sides. 
 Ta-Dah! Yay you made yourself a napkin.
Now, press, press, press.
You'll be sure to get a lot of comments at your
dinner table, about how cute your darling Fall
napkins are. Wash in cool water after each use
and you'll have them for quite sometime.
 The hardest part of the whole project is how to display them
if you don't care to put these beauties away. Why hide something
so dog-gone cute? 
 With Fall fast approaching, but warm temperatures still
teasing us, I'm trying my best to keep a lid on doing
all my Fall decorating. This vignette is not too Fallish
just cute enough to make you smile when you walk by. 
I hope you find the time to make yourself some cute
napkins for the upcoming Fall and Holiday Seasons.
Be sure and drop me a line and let me know, 
shoot me some pictures and we'll share and show off
your creations.
Hugs ~ Lynne ~

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Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, your napkins are just adorable. I make napkins all the time but I've never made them reversible like this! I love it and will do that for sure next time. Cute little piggies and love your vignette.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love those napkins...the colors and sunflowers...perfect in my book!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. My daughter still has my sewing machine - may never see it again. :D Don't know how you find time to do what you do.

Lynn said...

Cute napkins, fun tutorial and I'm lovin' your little piggies:@)

Marlis said...

Love the idea of the napkins being two sided.. Great combo on the ones you showed. Love you sweet vignette too. xo marlis

On Crooked Creek said...

Dear friend, I was in "hog heaven" when I saw how easy these napkins were to make! I HATE to sew...but recently made two button pillows for Christmas using the same technique. Thanks for the tutorial and the darling vignette. I L O V E Sunflowers...the reason for my visit from StoneGable today!

Myra said...

Spent the afternoon making napkins for fall! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

Tricia said...

I love the two-sided napkins! I've made a few napkins before, but always used the same design for both sides. I definitely want to try this!