Friday, August 27, 2010

Home Ec Project #1: Napkins!

Dear Shayne,

As I mentioned in this post, I am taking an online sewing class right now called Home Ec. Our first project was napkins:
Home Ec Project #1: Napkins

These are double-sided, which makes them really nice and a little heavy (which I like in a napkin -- I want to feel it there on my lap).

If this fabric looks familiar to you, it's because I originally bought it for a back of a baby quilt, but then I ended up using a different fabric and this fabric has just languished. I love it -- it's really nice quality and a great design from Amy Butler.

The project had instructions for doing two kinds of napkins: either single sided with a zig-zag sewn edge and double sided with a ric-rac trim. The ric-rac trim is cute, but since I share napkins with a man, I skipped that addition.

Instead, I used the zig-zag sewn edge and I like how it turned out:
Home Ec Project #1: Napkins

We use cloth napkins in our house, so I thought this would be a great project, but they came out so beautifully, that I think I'll barf the first time someone goes to mop up some spilled marinara.

I'm usually pretty good with the "Just use it!" philosophy on handmade items, but this one's been a bit of a hurdle for me. I'm sure I'll get over it, but I'm still a little "My precious..." about the whole thing right now. Does that ever happen to you?



Shayne said...

Make some more and then you won't be as freaked out about using them. And, yeah, I get that way too. About store bought items as well. Thursday I got a big ol' splotch of ink on my favorite sheets :(

The napkins are great - love the fabric!

emily b said...

Hey classmate!
I love how your napkins turned out! Your zigzag stitch is perfecto!
See you in class, emily

JenniferNabers said...

I really love those! Great fabric choice. Maybe you'll go from dishcloth summer to napkin fall!