September 30, 2008

No-Sew Napkins

Here's a great idea I came across yesterday on a backyard wedding. She made napkins for her wedding by finding sheets from thrift stores and cutting them into size with pinking shears. I love the use of pinking shears, which hide the lack of stitched seams with fun angles. Not only does this DIY method save money, but it's also eco-friendly to repurpose old cloth instead of buying new, and it adds a nice personal touch to an event, whether it's a wedding or a dinner party. Or in my case, I keep meaning to make cloth napkins for my slobby boyfriend so he'll stop destroying the planet with his bazillion crumpled paper napkins.


from a backyard wedding

7 comments:

Moscato D'Nasti said...
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Sarah McColl said...

i love this idea! when you wash these, do you think the ends will fray?

Julia said...

Sarah - hm there probably would be some fraying...i think i'm in denial about that part! maybe it would add to the shabby chic look ;-) thanks for stopping by.

backyardwedding said...

Hi! Actually we washed ours after the wedding and there seemed to be very little fraying. Not sure how they'll hold up after multiple washings, but they seem to be good so far. Katie

liz said...

awesome idea... i might use this for my own wedding!

Julia said...

liz - i hope we'll get to hear a bit about your wedding on your blog :-)

Rapunzel said...

Great idea! Hey, at least your boyfriend uses napkins which is more than I can say for mine. *groan*

Love your blog, btw!