When I first got into sewing clothing my husband gifted me a serger. It has been such a huge blessing! All these years I have wanted to make homemade cloth napkins with it, but it has never made it to the top of the to-do list. Well, this week it finally made it to the top of the list!
I had purposefully saved some fabric from some curtains I made for the kitchen in our last house. I love apple-themed items for my kitchen!
Since I was working with scrap fabric, and wanted to get the most out of it, there ended up being a few different sizes of napkins. The smallest are 9×11, some are 12×12, and the biggest are 12×18. The small ones are a great size for the kids, and the large ones work well for the adults.
First, I cut out two layers of the fabric using my circular cutter and my cutting mat.
This left one thread tail on each corner.
I applied Fray Check to each corner and let it dry for 15 minutes.
Then I trimmed the tails off each corner, and I was done!
I got the Fray Check idea from a video online and I am hoping they hold up well to regular use.
My husband grew up in a home where everyday cloth napkins were used so he is very happy to have these, the kids are excited to try these “new items” out, and I am glad for the many paper towels and paper napkins we will save by using them.