Friday, 4 April 2014

cloth napkins

found fabric sample book
put to use as
cloth napkins


9 comments:

pao said...

beautiful.

Gam Kau said...

Well, maybe not so beautiful with the frayed and curled edges, but practical and frugal! :)

Yuko Jones said...

What a great idea! I like them with the rings and everything. Seems so practical and pretty, too!

Shannon D. said...

Lovely way to recycle!

Gam Kau said...

Yuko, the rings are a bit odd I guess, but I don't mind. Practical is good though!

Shannon, I've been trying to find new ways to up-cycle things. Plus I am a unrepentant dumpster diver!

frugalscholar said...

Beautiful fabric samples are always showing up at thrift stores. The rings mean you can hang them from a little hook!

Gam Kau said...

FrugalScholar - I never thought about hanging them from a hook! They just knock around in a basket, but a hook sounds charming.

Shelley said...

Fabric is one of those things that really grabs me and those samples look gorgeous. Will you be able to wash them? Most fabrics will survive (in some form or other) a laundering, but those raw edges might make a bit of a mess. If you don't have a sewing machine, just hand stitching - over casting it might be called? - is easy and relaxing...

Gam Kau said...

Shelley, I have washed them all many times, these "napkins" are many years old. Yes, they are frayed and a bit unsightly, but I'm not really bothered. Definitely not bothered enough to do hand stitching!