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of my four children are now in school all day and that means lots of
lunches, especially for my one who is a selective eater, to put it
I thought it would be fun to make some napkins for my girls.
ran over to JoAnn's fabric and picked up 1/4 yard each of three
different cotton fabrics. This was enough fabric to make six napkins and
have a little bit of fabric left over.
I decided on the size of napkin I wanted, about 8 x 8 inches, and began
cutting. You can do a larger napkin if you like, but this size is
perfect for kids.
I cut each square 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" to allow for seams.
Then I put two squares right sides together.
picked a plain Jane thread to stitch right sides together and then
additional thread for top-stitching that would coordinate, but also
stand out as an accent.
Start in the middle of your
square and stitch around all sides, stopping about three inches before
you meet up with your starting point. This leaves a hole to turn the
napkin and it's handy because then the hole isn't on the corner.
I told them, Every time you use your napkin, you can think, "My mom loves me!"