I'm a little bit in love with this fabric. Maybe a lot in love. It's from the Old Lady Collection, 100% vintage.
I'd been wanting to use it for a while, so I was kind of excited when Amber chose it for the main print on her birthday napkins.
It's not hard to make cloth napkins: 1. cut out squares, 2. sew. (And there are lots of good tutorials out there.) But I experimented a lot with different combinations of interfacing and lining fabric to get the right weight and feel. In the end, they're all a little different, but still perfectly suited for dabbing at a spill or wiping crumbs from your lips. (I say "your" lips because not "my" lips because cloth napkins are pretty useless around here. Our messes require the power washer/ beach towel approach. And if I'm putting something in my lap to catch spills, a tarp is really more appropriate. Why protect my lap but leave the surrounding area exposed?) But anyway, I'm sure these will do just fine when Amber invites the Queen for a picnic brunch. As long as she doesn't invite me too.
stash reduction. Who's in?)