Whether you’re going on a picnic at the beach, a park or in your own backyard, this napkin makes it easy to carry an individual set of flatware.
Supplies to make 4 napkins:
1 yard of “outside” fabric
1 yard of “inside” fabric
3 yards of grosgrain ribbon
1. Cut the inside and outside fabrics into 18” x 16” rectangles.
2. Cut a length of ribbon 24” long. Place seam sealant on cut ends of ribbon. Match the ends and fold at the middle of the length of the ribbon.
3. Place the inside fabric right-side up with a 16 inch edge towards you. Mark the middle of the left 18” edge with a pin. Place the mid-length fold of the ribbon at the edge of the fabric where you placed the pin. Pin ribbon in place. NOTE – the ribbon must run towards the right, laying on top of the inside fabric.
4. Lay the outside fabric right-side down on top of the inside fabric, matching the widths and lengths, and pin to hold the sandwich together while sewing.
5. Leaving a 3” opening for turning somewhere along an edge, stitch all the way around with a 1/4” seam allowance.
10. Edge stitch along all 4 sides about 1/8” from edge. This will close the opening.
11. Lay the napkin with the inside fabric facing up and the ribbon on the left side. Fold the bottom of the fabric up about 4”.
15. Before stitching, test the width of the pockets to make sure your flatware will fit.
16. Stitch on the marked (or corrected) lines.
17. Place your flatware in the pockets.
18. Fold the top down over the flatware and starting from the end without the ribbon, roll the napkin up.
19. Tie the ribbon to keep the roll from unwinding when handled.
I attached a pin back to the small pinwheel from last weeks’ project and pinned the pinwheel to the ribbon. When the napkin is opened, the pinwheel can be pinned to ones’ shirt or hat.