Sewing 101 for She Sheds

June 21st, 2018 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The soft goodness of vintage napkins is all wrapped up in modern goodness and color for sun shiny days!
Grab some vintage napkins all soft and worn and with pretty detail. Head off to your scrap pile and select a colorful selection of fabric. youll need grommets or eyelets with the appropriate tools, tape measures, and pins, buttons or whatever you want to wrap them all together. Get playful!!
20 x 20 napkins are made by simply cutting and sewing up the edges. Even I can do it. I didnt, but I could..really I could. I was busy embellishing while Dianne was sewing. Thats my story and I am sticking to it.
Mark the corner of the napkin, cut a small hole and attach your eylet with the eylet tool and a hammer. Its all about details. The metal adds another modern edge to the softness of the vintage white napkins.
Fold your new napkin and the vintage napkins into triangles and layer. You will want to see the frilly edge of the vintage napkin at the bottom.
Fold them up any way you like. Im a basic fold girl myself.
The color of the new napkins is playful while the vintage napkin adds a touch of romance! Yummy!
Take a new or even better...a vintage tape measure and cut lengths that will work for napkin rings.
Wrap your napkins with the tape measure pieces and use whatever you want to secure them. I wanted to keep it simple and in the sewing theme so I used safety pins. You coul sew them together with vintage buttons or use a vintage lapel pin or earring. The sky is the limit.
Tuck in some flowers and grasses and poof you are done. OK...you still have to come up with a table setting...but this is a good start. 
And there you have it...Im digging all the color. It has, as you all know been a very long winter!!
If you have a she shed...use an old suitcase (smell removed) for storage!
The soft goodness of vintage napkins is all wrapped up in modern goodness and color for sun shiny days!

The soft goodness of vintage napkins is all wrapped up in modern goodness and color for sun shiny days!

Photo: JUNKMARKET

Ideal napkins for a she shed party. Don't you think???


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Comments (4)

CottageElements writes: These just make me happy! Love all the bright colors! Ohio is going to be amazing...as always!

Lani Posted: 5:52 pm on May 13th
CottageElements writes: These just make me happy! Love all the bright colors! Ohio is going to be amazing...as always!

Lani Posted: 5:52 pm on May 13th
shabbychick writes: Sue - how springy and too sweet! And, ohhhh sew simple! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for Springfield! See you in a few days my friend! Safe travels to you and the crew!!

Hugs,Kathy Posted: 7:15 pm on May 9th
georgiamoon writes: Oh Sue, those are super cute. I wish I was going to the extravaganza!!! I look forward to seeing your table all set to go, bet it's is going to be fantastic!! You are SO good at that!!
Georgia Posted: 3:04 pm on May 9th
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