I like to sew.
I like to make presents.
We are going to a house warming on Saturday so I am making napkins. These are what I make for every day around the house and basic wedding/house warming type presents. We use them all the time around here. I even put them in my lunch bag when I go to work. That way I do not have to use paper at work and I never buy paper for the house. It is always so interesting when you have company and they ask for a paper towel when there is a spill. They look at the cloth towel very strangely.
What I do for these napkins, is cut a flour sack towel in quarters. My favorite are actually the ones from Sur La Table. They are the best quality I have found so far but also the most expensive. I keep looking.
I then finish the raw edges and applique a fabric strip to them. I keep thinking of other ideas and I know I will get there but these are fast and easy.
These are the best sewing scissors I have ever owned. I have two sizes and these are the smaller. I believe they are six inches long. They are the Japanese brand Shozaburo and we got them from Carter Cutlery. Yes, they are expensive but I highly recommend them.
Here is a picture of the raw edges getting finished. I usually get to sew for about ten minutes a day. Today will be a better day because I will get a few more. That is a good thing because I find sewing relaxing and this week has been a tad stressful.
It is not over yet. More pictures to come of the finished napkins. There will be a dozen when I am done.