Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Napkin Time Again!

I am sure if you're a sewer, you have probably been pretty busy finishing up Christmas gifts.  I decided to make Christmas napkins again this year, but a bigger size and more to give to each person.  If you read a previous post, I was given a large gift of fabric and patterns from a lady who works with my mother.  The fabric and patterns had been in her attic for about 7 years and had belonged to her mother-in-law.  And she really liked novelty prints, especially Christmas novelty.  So, this year, I didn't need to buy any Christmas fabric thanks to her.

I created a template of 17" x 17" and cut 8 napkins per person (4 in all) and serged the edges.  It is really easy and fast and makes a quick gift in a time crunch.  The first pic below shows the napkin selection, but each person had a variety.  This set is going to my niece who has 2 young daughters of her own.  So I mixed a few fun prints in it.  The bag came from Dollar Tree-2 for 1 pack.


On my serger, I used a red thread and red upper looper and green lower looper so you see two different colors from top to underneath.  This is a close-up of those edges which turned out really nice.  This was a 3-thread overlock-wide stitch.  If you don't have a serger, look into it--maybe for Christmas.  it really creates nice professional looking edges and seams.


Next year, I would like to make something more challenging to give as gifts--maybe a make-up bag for each family member....hmmmmmm.  Merry Christmas everyone!  And remember, JESUS is the reason for the season :-)))