Well, I have been a busy bee today! I have used some of my Christmas stash to make some circular napkins for the Christmas table.
I admit to being very nervous – I can barely sew in a straight line let alone a circle!!!!!! But I have procrastinated for too long on this thought and so on with it I got!
I started by making the circular template – I needed it to be 17″ in diameter so had to use a string and a pin!!!!!! I made it 19″” so I could sew a larger seam *just in case*
I needed 8 napkins – double sided so I cut out 16 circles! That was a lot of cutting and I was a bit bored of it after that. Soooooo, then I pinned them right sides together and marked a 1″ seam line with my tailors chalk.
And sewed them together leaving a 3″ gap for turning. I needed to adjust the tension too and also the stitch length for more security.
Then, after I ironed the seam in of course, I cut both seams individually and in opposite places to limit bulk and turned them pushing out the curve with my card folding presser thing I have had for yonks!! Its the perfect tool.
Once again I pressed 😉 (I LOVE Pressing – Luckily)
Tucked the opening in…………and top stitched to close.
aren’t perfect are each unique and I am so so pleased with them especially considering I can’t sew straight!!!!!
And here they are folded as they will be on the Christmas table along with my handmade tablecloth. 🙂
So, totally stoked with these – I think they will look great on my Christmas Table. If I remember I will try and take a pic – I’m usually a bit pickled by dinner time 😉
Till next time