Homemade gifts: Set of table settings

I had a lot of fun sewing my mom’s birthday gift this year! I made her a set of placemats, napkins and napkin holders.

I took tons and tons of pictures! And then I accidentally deleted them.

Oops.

Here are some pics she sent me from her birthday dinner and a later breakfast!

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Adventures making cloth napkins

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I recently decided to save some money by using cloth napkins instead of paper towels. Plus, there’s a certain elegance and sense of occasion with cloth napkins. I love that!

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This was a pretty quick project. I used some fabric I already had on hand. I cut newspaper to make a pattern that measured 17 by 17 inches. Really, any square size would work.

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The hardest part was the minted corners. The fabric didn’t keep a pressed fold very well, but I muddled through. I think, all in all, they turned out quite well!

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Pretty neat, right?