Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Napkins

The Nesting Place  is a hard act to follow.  So starting a Christmas gift project seemed the best choice. It's an old idea. Making napkins out of half circles instead of squares. I needed to use up some of my fabric stash, so I pulled out all my vintage Christmas prints. Vintage as in 1985, mixed with some newer fabrics from 1995. That doesn't seem very old to me, but to the kids it is ancient!

Pretty simple, cut out half circles, place them right side tog and sew the curve. Turn them right side out and press. Turn the straight edge inside a quarter inch and top stitch near the edge. I used red top thread and green bobbin thread.
Then comes the really fun part. Embellish it. For this first one I used chain stitch to sew on a gold trim.
Folding it to make it table ready is fun too!
Now you can recognize what it is! Let your imagination run; crochet edges, trims, embroidery. Check Mary Corbet's Needle 'N Thread for embroidery ideas and and how to videos for various  stitches. 

Enjoy your creativity and let me know what you come up with!