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I've got another sewing project for ya today.
I didn't take any progress pics, 'cause I figured it was pretty self-explanatory.
Muslin-Lined Cloth Napkins.
The measuring and cutting is a wee bit time-consuming, but they're super easy, even for someone who struggles to sew in a straight line.
I just used quilter's cotton fabric.
It's pretty reasonably priced, especially if you have a coupon, or it's on sale.
The back side is standard muslin.
You can make them any size you want.
I cut mine, front and back pieces, into 17-inch squares.
Pin your fabric, right sides together, then sew all the way around, using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
I'm learning as I go with this whole sewing thing, and I definitely learn something new every time.
Make sure you backstitch when you start and finish, plus I did that to all the corners this time.
Leave an opening of about 3-inches along one of the sides, to turn them right side out.
Iron them again (don't skip this step, it makes a big difference), set your sewing machine to do the longest stitch, then top-sew all around the edges again with 1/4-inch seam allowance, making sure you catch the open part.
I made two sets of eight.
Four of each pattern in each set.
The fabric options are endless.
You could make sets of four to go with baked goodies as hostess, teacher, or neighbor gifts.
Or wrap a bottle of wine in a couple.
Or a six-pack of beer.
The hardest part was choosing the fabrics to go with the recipients!
Super fun though, I think.
I love me some cloth napkins.
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