These napkins are so easy to make.
Start by cutting squares out of your fabric. For 11.5 inch finished napkins, I started with a 14 inch square.
Then iron your sides to sew. Begin by ironing a 1/4 inch down on each side.
Then tuck your corners in.
Including the tucked in corner, iron all sides down 1/2 inch.
Pin your corners.
Sew down your ironed edges. Stitch as close to the edge as you can.
There you are, a nice stack of dinner napkins for your next party.
Here’s an idea for really really cheap art for your house. I took the digital images from our photo shoot with Amy Clark, to my local blueprint + copy + had the images blown up to about 3×4 feet. Each poster cost about $5 to print + is cheaper for smaller sizes. The images came out black + white + super grainy + I love them.
Intermountain Blueprint + Copy
909 N Freedom Blvd
Last week, I clumsily fell + ripped a hole in my favorite pair of jeans. I’ve patched jeans before with iron on patches, which work great. For this hole + for my favorite jeans, I wanted a patch that was a little less noticeable.
I started by ironing the tear. I ironed all of the threads towards the rip.
I then took a small embroidery hoop + stretched the area taught.
Here is a (very poor) illustration of the basic idea of what I did. I started by stitching vertically across the whole tear. Then I horizontally, I weaved in + out of the vertical stitches.
I repeated this about three times, until I was satisfied with the strength of the patch.
It’s true, you can defiantly see the patch, but luckily this area is right under my knee + is less noticeable. I’ve since worn these jeans + even washed them + the patch held just fine.
How do you patch your jeans?