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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CHRISTMAS NAPKINS AND NAPKIN HOLDERS

Have I told you lately how much I love my serger.  No?  Well, I love my serger.  This project was super simple, but allowed me to produce some really professional looking Christmas napkins.  Using the 3-thread rolled hem feature, I was able to add a pretty finish around the edges.
 I am stoked.  I have been decorating my Christmas table with silver, white and cobalt blue for several years now....I just prefer it over the traditional greens/reds.   What I have wanted for years is cobalt blue cloth napkins, and I haven't had any luck...even online.  I've been using white napkins over the years; they look nice, but are definitely my second choice.
So, what I was able to do was find some pretty cobalt blue/silver Christmas fabric so that I could make my own.  Yay!!!!  I know I could have done the typical topstitched hem on my standard machine, but I prefer the rolled hem produced by a serger.

While I was at it....I decided to make some others in different Christmas fabrics as gifts this year.  It was hard to choose actually, there are so many festive fabrics out there.

  ....and of course, I couldn't stop there.....I went on to make some napkin rings too!  You can buy a package of eight unfinished wooden rings at Hobby Lobby (under $5) and let your creativity be your guide.

For the red set,  I chose to apply a base color with spray paint; but, I wonder if a sponge brush wouldn't have been a better option?   From there, I glued on some Christmas decorations to make them festive.

I finished the blue set by wrapping a variegated yarn around them; so easy, but so pretty!  I love that the yarn had variations of blues and silvers-just perfect for my table.

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