Hi friends! I completed this long forgotten set of napkins with white lace edgings. Cream, ecru, beige laces would not work for the dainty blue and white print. Thus the mismatched set of edgings because this is all the white laces I had in the stash.
Don’t know about you, but I never came across voile napkins for daily use! I intentionally did not double the fabric for a thicker napkin; let’s see how these thin napkins fare. Why did I not use them as handkerchiefs? Because I have tons of hankies already, and not enough daily-use napkins. Plus, I discovered a food stain – yep, this was a wearable which became unwearable due to a food stain that would not come out. So, napkins….. see the connection? Hmmm?
Each lace was attached a little differently. The eyelet was sewn on as in the image above.
The ric-rac and flower edging were stitched on top of the napkin edge; and the tiny tatted edging was sewn with it’s straight edge on the wrong side of the napkin so that the “picots” peek out from behind. All of them attached with a zig-zag stitch. Notice that some napkin edges were already sewn from it’s life as a garment, and I used those pre-finished edges to my advantage.
To complete the no-waste vibes of this project, what will I do with the tiny scraps of lace leftover from edging the napkins? Why, use the bits to sew into waistbands to indicate the back, of course. Done. This was fun!
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Have a good and safe summer! See you next time.