In my continuing journey to be more sustainable and eco-friendly I decided to ditch buying those funky printed paper serviettes and create my own reusable fabric napkins. As I’m not a fan of measuring, cutting and sewing squares I came up with a super fast way to upcycle a bunch of thrifted vintage bits into fab washable napkins:
Check out my No Sew DIY Upcycled Fabric Napkins + Rose Fold How To and make your table sustainably snazzy!
I had a bunch of plain vintage handkerchiefs in my stash from Germany that I just knew would make lovely fabric napkins if they were dyed a vibrant colour!
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Fantastic fabric napkins without measuring, cutting or even sewing a stitch!
Cutlery wrapped in fabric napkins looks awesome but a fancy folded napkin is even better!
Here’s how to fold your upcycled napkins into a pretty rose:
1. Lay the napkin flat in a diamond shape. 2. Fold the napkin in half to form a triangle. 3. Roll the bottom 3/4 of the way up to the point of the triangle. 4. Roll the napkin from one side to the other leaving a small tail at the end. 5. Tuck the tail end into the bottom fold. 6. Unfold the 2 leaf-like pieces at the top & then flip the whole thing over to create the rose.
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Fold 2 contrasting napkins together to create a multicoloured bloom!
Bonus idea: baby washcloths make adorable little napkins + they’re super soft and absorbent!