Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowflake napkin and napkin ring

Here’s a 2 for 1! A napkin and napkin ring. These were so easy for me to make and took nowhere near as long as I thought. I saw some napkins in a catalogue recently that I thought were cute. They were $5ea. Considering I already had white fabric, knew how to sew and had silver cotton to embroider, $5ea, or $30 for a set of 6 was more than I wanted to pay.

To make the napkin I cut out a 30cm x 30cm square of fabric. Use whatever fabric you like, as long as it is soft, not too thin and easy to work with. I folded the edges in then ironed them so I could hem the napkins easily. I sewed with a straight stitch all around.

Then it was simply a matter of choosing a design and stitching it on. I chose a very simple snowflake.

For the napkin ring, I got a piece of silver ribbon. Cut it to a size I liked.

I stitched on some blue and pearl white beads, as they were the beads I had that suit my silver blue Christmas. I stitched them on in pairs. I started doing them individually, but pairs were quicker, but still secure. I think if I did anymore at one time it wouldn’t sit as well.

With the last beads stitched on, I folded the ribbon back on itself and stitched it in place. I followed this with a dab of glue to ensure it will stay together.

And that was it. Too easy. Just do as many as you would like, 4, 6, 8, 12, whatever you need.

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