Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Napkins

I let the girls pick out fabric from my stash and sewed up quick napkins for them. We've been using cloth napkins for a few years now- the original batch has recently gone to the compost pile, they were pretty worn out. I found a pile of napkins I'd forgotten about in the linen closet when I cleaned it out a few weeks ago and set them out in my basket. Seeing those pretty new napkins in the napkin basket made me happy... seeing Mimi pull out 4 napkins for each meal did not make me happy. So, now each girl has two napkins of her own, to be used until they need to be cleaned: happy girls. I have a pile of clean and pressed napkins: happy Myrnie. Happy happy! (I just folded a double hem while I stitched around the edges, and mitered the corners as I came to them. Simple, single-ply, napkins.). Is this gross? Would you be OK with your kids using napkins over multiple meals?

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5 comments:

Mama Papaya said...

We totally reuse, but we also have an unofficial if it's yellow policy, so I am not sure if we are the best barometer on this one.

I love the idea of having a pattern per person! No more questions about the party who left one in the bathroom. Gone is the risk of using the one Gator just wiped her nose on. And hello simplified laundry folding responsibilities! Brilliance.

Ticia said...

I'd be fine with it. How absorbent are they?

Bobbi Lewin said...

We're not kids, but maybe as messy, and we reuse our cloth napkins. I have some pretty new fabric I recently picked up to make some new napkins. I love getting cloth napkins at the thrift store; I often find them for 25 cents a piece. At that price I don't care so much when they get stained:)

J. said...

So cool and what a great idea for those of us who still use paper napkins--My bad.

What I Did Today said...

So awesome! Someday I will do this. I need a fabric stash first. Love the colors the girls chose.