I almost didn’t post this DIY napkin sewing project. It seemed kind of simple and boring and not something anyone would be interested in. But then I realized this is my life. It’s not perfect and posed and matchy-matchy. I did stage the photos, but this isn’t my first choice in edge finish or fabric. This is just regular life and that’s what should be shared online.
My son has gotten to the point where he needs a napkin at every meal. I just don’t want to buy paper napkins because we’ll go through them so fast. So I chose some cherry gingham fabric from my stash that I would only use in the kitchen and cut them for. Then I serged the edges and rounded the corners. They are all about 12″x12″, but some are a lot smaller or weird shaped. See below to learn how to make your own DIY Napkin.
This doesn’t match my kitchen colors, but I don’t really have kitchen colors at the moment. There has been and will be too much transition, so I’m just not worrying about it at the moment. These napkins were easy, quick, and they do the job. And now I don’t have to worry about stains which are sure to come because I didn’t use a favorite fabric. I made about sixteen, and I do a load of wash every day so I plan on washing the dirty ones everyday to keep up with the demand.
These napkins will be perfect for somewhat messy open peanut butter and honey sandwiches. My son only eats them open which makes them messier than a closed sandwich, but now we have napkins. I laughed when I gave my son his napkin, and he set it up like a placemat. And so the teaching begins.