I found some flannel fabric at the store this weekend and decided to make some ‘company napkins.’ Our cloth napkins are well used and stained because of it. We both still love using the cloth napkins, and whatever fabric I used was a great choice. They mop up spills pretty well and they hold up to many washings and face smears. (wish I could remember what kind of fabric it is!)
I’ve recently started thinking about having ‘fancy’ cloth napkins for when company comes over. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I’d like to offer them something a little nicer than a spaghetti stained cloth. I found some beautiful striped flannel and thought I’d use this for my fancy napkins.
Did you know that flannel isn’t very absorbent? These napkins aren’t going to be the go-to napkins for a drink spill, but they sure do feel nice smooshed on your face! I picked it purely on what looked nice, not what was practical. I do that more times than I’d care to admit.
I cut the pieces smaller than I should have, but I didn’t measure anything, so what do you expect? I sewed two pieces back to back (or front to front to put the seams on the inside), so that both sides would show the pattern. Although one of them is front to back because of not paying attention and being too rushed to rip the stitches to do it over.
I’m hoping the stripes hide stains well. I’m also hoping the colors match every holiday and season. It has a bit of every color in it. The girls liked them the other night during our Girls Night, so I s’pose that’s all I can ask for!