Napkins

In my never ending quest to attempt to better ourselves and limit are impact of the environment it is nearly always better to find reusable options. In this case kitchen roll.

As with most project these days, the first came across the idea on Pinterest. Find an example here

Seems simple enough.

The ones made in the link are made with ‘birds-eye cotton’ which is suppose to be very absorbent but I couldn’t’ find any locally so when I saw some microfibre tea towels (for less than £1.50) I figure they would probably do just as well.

So I had my first proper craft day to my self in a while and got to work on these (I’m not avoiding all the other projects I’m part way through or waiting for me).

First I worked out how big the towels would be when cut into quarters then cut the towels and some cotton fabric I have in the stash to the same size.

Note to self: Microfibre cloth sheds/frays something rotten at raw edges (got bits everywhere)

I sewed them together pattern side in (leaving a gap) then inverted it so the pattern was on the outside.

I then turned it inside out again to trim the seam and corners (only with the first one as I remembered to do this before turning the right way round with the rest)

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Once turned the right way out I use the machine to sew another seam to close the gap and hold the edges together neatly.

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I made 8 in all at the moment, out of 2 tea towels. I need to wash them before we use them to get rid of the excess fluff that came off the raw edges of the microfibre cloth.

Many of the tutorials for these include tabs to hold them together in the same way as a kitchen roll or in the link I have included she has made button holes to hang them on a hook. Me, I’m just going to put them in a little plastic basket I have, it seems so much simpler.

 

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