I feel like I’ve been catching up on everything lately- finishing up gifts for Christmas, catching up on family time, sleep, and reading. It’s nice to be on break now, and I’m hoping to use some of the time to blog about all of the gifts I’ve been making over the past few months.
To start, I made a set of napkins and dishtowels for my friend Karen for her birthday. Karen has great taste– her kitchen is bright and inviting, and filled with things like vintage teacups, a cheerful yellow kitchen-aid stand mixer, and accessories from anthropologie. I wanted to make her something that would fit with the feel of her kitchen, so I decided to go with bright and cheerful yellow and pink fabrics.
I read up on some napkin making tutorials before starting, and roughly followed the instructions written by Ashley from Film in the Fridge (except that I skipped the rick rack on mine). For the dishtowels, I followed my own pattern– I sewed together 3 inch blocks of fabric, folded the edges over and ironed them with a quarter inch tucked behind, and edge stitched along the strips of fabric to hold them in place. This was one of the most fun and gratifying projects to make, I’m glad I had such a good reason to sew these!
I hope you like them, Karen!