If you haven’t met my girls or already guessed by the nature of most every project that I post, let me be the first to tell you that I have three very girly girls. They love all things pink, lacy, puffy, twirly, sparkly, dainty, and girly. Which, I suppose, is how my friend, Christene, knew I would love a little collection of hand-embroidered flowers.
Her husband’s grandmother, who was a seamstress for THE Charlie Chaplin, made them and passed them down to her. Amazing. So, Christene gives me this little pile of flowered goodness and tells me to make use of them. And as I’m walking out the door she says, hey! you should make little napkins for the tea party with the flowers! Brilliant! So I did.
This is a very quick project. You finish a set of four basic napkins in less than 30 minutes. I used Kona cotton because that is what I had on hand. Use any material you’d like. I cut 6-inch squares, pressed them well, then serged a rolled hem around the perimeter, and pressed them again on the diagonal. I used my sewing machine to embroider Addison’s name on the napkins and then sewed just a couple stitches to hold down the embroidered flower.
Christene thought it would be fun for each child to have their own little napkin. Yes. darling, right? And since it was such a quick project, I made a little set of four for each of the girls. I haven’t sewn the little flowers onto all of the napkins and I think I may put something else in the corners so that I don’t use up all the treasures. I like to hoard things, you know. But I thought the napkin sets would make cute party favors! See?
If your sewing machine doesn’t do letter embroidery, don’t sweat it! Try some of the other stitch functions or just plunk a little accent on! Like this….
Here, I did a scallop stitch all the way around the napkin and then just trimmed the fabric close to the stitching! Soooo sweet!