I was bound and determined to hand craft gifts for family members this year for Christmas. I was doing so well and managed to plan out all of the gifts before Thanksgiving! Then....I saw too many tempting treats to buy. So. My plan to save money backfired...and my plan to "save time" kinda backfired too - since I actually took the time to make some gifts. However...I enjoyed the process...and these were actually quick and were finished in one day! (Plus...I know my sisters went gaga over them and appreciated them!)
What you need:
1. plain napkins (or you can make your own!?)
2. fabric scraps
3. a cookie cutter if you want to use a shape (or any other template you might want to use)
4. fabric scissors (work soooo much better than random scissors....but whatever you got)
5. pins to hold your fabric shapes in place
6. your sewing machine!!!
|pin the shapes to the napkin corner|
|I experimented with lots of stitches on my machine|
|went slowly...very slowly.|
|but as slow as I went, I still made mistakes....I call that "charming"|
Loved how they turned out.