I had the bright idea of embellishing them, you know, just a tad, and letting Annelise use them for her school lunches. Who says you can't be cute and help save planet Earth at the same time?
A large part of Tuesday was spent bringing my bright idea to fruition.
First, I cut shapes out of scrap fabric (from the ruffle apron project '08) finally settling on hearts because they made me happy. I toyed with ribbon but cast that idea aside once the thought of ruffles popped into my brain.
This was a complete winging it type of project. No measuring, few pins, and a mantra of these are only napkins, these are only napkins.
Next, it was time to sew, sew, sew.
It would not be a Holly winging-it project if I didn't realize the better way to make ruffles until, oh...washcloth four or so. The first ruffle was a simple pinking sheared hem, the next few ruffles had a hem and you can see the wrong side of the fabric, FINALLY I realized I should fold the long strip in half and then gather it. No hem and no wrong sides showing. Yessir, I'm a little slow sometimes. Oh well.
Without further ado, here is the finished pile of washcloth napkins.
Hmm, over the top much?
Scott thought they were just this side of ridiculous, but Annelise was thrilled with my efforts.
That makes my heart soar and forget my ache-y-break-y back from hunching over the Singer most of the day.
Will they be the talk of the lunchroom? We shall see.