I don’t even know why I’m making this tutorial. It’s so simple, photos are overkill. But I am anyway.
I had this super cute flannel hanging around my studio for a looooong time. It never got put away because I wanted to do something with it right away but never did. Probably a year passes and it’s STILL sitting out on my cutting counter without a real purpose except for looking cute. I’m a sucker for bicycle fabric. I wavered on making PJ pants out of it but I think my husband would kill me if I made yet another pair of pajama pants (in my defense, it gets downright frigid for a good part of the year here and the wool socks/flannel pant combo is what gets me through the winter). I know, I’ll make some cute napkins to send with school lunches! Kiddo likes to say we are a “reuseit” kind of family and hates when he has to throw a wrapper or napkin away at school. He’d rather bring washable containers and bring them back home.
I had about 1.5 yards give or take a few inches. I didn’t measure and remember that it came off the end of the bolt. I managed to get about 9 double layer napkins out of that. You will get, well, double, if you choose to do single layer.
Start by cutting out 13×13″ squares. I got 3 squares out of each 13′ strip from selvage to selvage.
If you want to serge, place 2 squares wrong sides together and zip around the edges! It’s that easy.
If you don’t have a serger, place your 2 squares right sides together and stitch around leaving a small opening. Clip corners and turn right side out. Topstitch all the way around again.