summery napkins

I just finished my latest sewing project - outdoor dinner napkins and pillow slips for a patio set. Don't they just make you want to sip pink lemonade on the back deck?!

I used my fave sewing book Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter (it's full of super quick and easy contemporary patterns for the home) for the napkins and the fabric (Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for moda) is from the workroom.

If you have a craving to make some summery napkins too here's all you need to know:

You'll need:

  • 2 metres of fabric 44 inches wide
  • thread
  • sewing machine

Then you:

  1. Cut fabric into 21" by 21" squares (2 metres of fabric makes 6 napkins)
  2. Fold and press all four sides 1/4" and fold again and press 1/4"
  3. Topstitch around all four sides.

That's it!

June 30, 2011 — AlannaB

what i made

Now that all of my homemade Christmas gifts have been unwrapped I can share all of my creations with you (my blood, sweat and tears actually).

As you know I had my very popular lavender eye pillows for sale on Etsy and sold several (even to complete strangers!). They're still on sale if your interested (double eyebrow) just send me an email or you can check them out on the fridaysoff Facebook page.

My nephew was the proud recipient of his very own LEGO sac (sorry forgot to take a photo). I followed this super easy tutorial .

My three nieces each received these (pic below) adorable Elodie the Elephants. So cute and cuddly, but not the easiest to make (I have no patience for handstitching!) Put it this way it was a skill building exercise (smiley face). The pattern was from one my fave books One Yard Wonders.

I also made several produce bags (I love a good free online patern) with gorge fabrics from the workroom as well as everyday tote bags from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing.

Now I'm craving new projects! Any suggestions?