The need to learn to sew came from my failure to find amazing napkins. Yes, napkins. Last November was my first Thanksgiving abroad and I offered to host the event. Ever heard of the saying, "Hostess with the Mostest?" Yeah, that's me. Nothing gets me more pumped than preparing a menu, cocktails and 'Blasts From the Past' playlists to take the guests back in the day. Officially a grownup now (not sure when this happened) I decided that our table could not be set without proper cloth napkins. Paper napkins were not allowed. I searched and searched and never found anything that screamed 'bringing the fun to the dinner table and leaving your dignity intact.' Get me? Everything was either plain or gaudy and a bit...um...cheap looking. Unfortunately, with no sewing machine (yet!) and time running out I ended up buying craptastic* cream ones.
But this year I am prepared. I am totally giving my guests pretty, soft and fun napkins to wipe their delicate faces and fingers with.
|I made these for my bestie (Hi Lindsay!) and experimented with two fabrics and mitered corners. Whoa.|
I'm looking forward to getting a bit more flamboyant by adding trims: pom poms, ruffles, ric rac...So many choices. I think that's why I love working with fabric and trims: all the possible combinations. And the sizes: picnic/lunch napkins, dinner napkins, cocktail napkins!
I do love me some napkins. I will have to conqueror the table runner next.
*They looked good from far but upon investigation...yeah...it was another story.