Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick and Easy Holiday Cloth Napkins...

I am blessed to be having Thanksgiving at our home this year with matt's family. Today I took a bit of time to put some special cloth napkins together for the table settings. I thought it would be fun to share the quick and easy how-to.

I used...

1 recycled cream bed sheet
a large foam stamp
green craft paint
paint brush
1 wooden stamp
black ink pad
sewing machine

First step is to cut 2-12 inch squares for each napkin.
Next get your paint ready to stamp, I paint the stamp by hand. I chose to stamp the napkins before sewing 2 pieces together to make sure the paint did not bleed through to the second layer.
Let you stamp dry for awhile.
Add the second layer of wording once paint is dry.
Let dry again...
Take napkins to sewing machine and sew right sides together-then turn right side out.

Take napkins to iron and press flat. I use a scrap piece of fabric over the stamp to heat set it and make sure none gets on the iron.
Take back to machine and run a top stitch along the edges for a finished look.

Have fun with this-the possibilities are endless!!!


  1. I declare - five kids, company coming for Thanksgiving, a 'bun' in the oven, a blog, and an internet business - and you find time to make napkins! I am truly amazed... you know, now that I think of it, I don't remember hardly any posts about laundry, or dishwashing, or picking up doggie 'gifts"... you really do focus on the positive - and I love reading your posts... have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  2. I am not shocked by this - I so love this and it's something I can do too!! Thank you for the lesson (you rock - we are now back to electricty and can follow your blog again - gotta love the rv life)...
    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  3. what a lovely and simple way to personalize special meals!

    i realized i had missed something so i had to read back a number of blog posts! A BABY!!!! Yay!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'll be praying for you and your family in this joyous yet challenging time!

  4. you are so amazing Mandy! How do you do all these wonderful things. What a tribute to a day of Thankfulness. Keeping you in my prayers!