Whether you call them table napkins or serviettes, those made from fabric are definitely more environmentally friendly than paper. And, they look so much nicer, too.
Cloth table napkins are very easy to make and they only require a small amount of fabric - the more absorbent the better. In today's roundup, you'll find eight free tutorials, showing different methods of construction...
Frayed Linen Napkins ~ no sewing ~ by Lia, from Lia Griffith
Fringe Cloth Napkins ~ minimal sewing ~ by Lisa, from Cucicucicoo Ecological Living
T-shirt Cloth Napkins ~ upcycling ~ by Helen, from Hello Sewing
Cloth Table Napkins ~ easy sew ~ by Pam, from Threading My Way
Cloth Table Napkins ~ and tablecloth ~ by Joy, from Yesterfood
Mitred Corner Table Napkins ~ with wide hem ~ by Elizabeth, from EACB
Mitred Corner Table Napkins ~ with narrow hem ~ by Jayden, from Back Road Bloom
Mitred Corner Table Napkins ~ two methods ~ by Caroline, from Sew Can She
Mitred Corner Table Napkins ~ with napkin sizes ~ by Shannon, from Home Made Lovely
If you're new to sewing, cloth table napkins are a good beginner project. It's hard to go wrong! And if you do make a mistake, just cut the mistake off, have another go and make a smaller napkin.
If you've made cloth table napkins before, what's your preferred construction method and your favourite choice of fabric?
Here in Australia, the terms table napkin and serviettes are both used. I think it's partly an age thing, but what they're made from is also a factor. My mother's generation would call them table napkins no matter what they're made from. I call the fabric version table napkins, but the paper ones, serviettes. Whereas younger people possibly don't even know what a table napkin is - paper or fabric - for them they're all serviettes.
Which term do you use - table napkin or serviette?
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