Post # 1
My venue charges $2 each for napkins and i couildn’t find any that i liked for the money… so I made my own… Since i needed over 100 I decided to just use pinking sheers rather than sewing all of them. I bought a bunch of different fabric (for $1/yard) cut them with pinking sheers. next i’m going to starch and iron them the stiffen them up. I have been messing with different folds and think I am going to wrap them around a menu and tie with hemp. 🙂 I have made 100 so far and have only spent about $20-$25
Post # 4
love the idea…since I will be using a catering service..i may have to supply my own…great idea thanks for sharing.
Post # 6
I did the same thing! But because I’m having an outside venue and green wedding I wrapped them around the bamboo wood utensils (so the utensils were showing but were covered in the back) and tied them with a ribbon. I was worried people would think they were too thin and not know they’re napkins…starch is a good idea. I was hoping to use the fabrics for a quilt later for our future baby crib one day – got the idea from a blogger bee. I love all the patterns you selected, I want to see more of your shabby chic wedding!
Post # 7
*love* I’m doing the exact same thing!! Pinking shears and twine wrappers.
Our caterer provides *blagh* paper napkins and I just couldn’t get past it. I suppose in many ways our wedding is also shabby chic. Its an outdoor cottage garden event at an organic herb farm (with llamas!!).
Most of our decor is DIY because I just do not care for the commercialized over-the-top decor I found available. Using lots of burlap & lace along with my grandmother’s embroidered linens and tatted doilies, crystal, Mason jars, daisies and tea roses, a moonlit dancefloor…its granny-tastic!
Post # 8
I made our wedding napkins from fabric too. Its such a semi-easy way to customize the look of your table. We cut the fabric to size first then laundered them, this may not have been the best idea as the fabric unravelled quite a bit but will a little patience and an iron they look great. The rough edges add character and don’t need to be hemmed at all.
Post # 9
I just started a similar project with the hopes of turning my napkins into a quilt!
Question for you- What size are your napkins? My first round are 14 inches because my fabric was too expensive to only get 2 out of a 44″ wide fabric. Is that too small? I cut them to be 14×17 so there was some width in the lap but I’m not sure!
Post # 10
Wow these are stunning, I love this idea!!! Can you share how big they are please?