How-To: Sew Your Own Thanksgiving Napkins

by Capree K

How-To: Sew Your Own Thanksgiving Napkins

Should you find yourself with a little bit of free time in the days leading up to Thanksgiving (hey, it might happen), consider whipping up a set of linen napkins for the feast.  It's a super easy project, plus, whether you'll be dining with family or friends (or both), everyone will be impressed with your mad skills and dedication to being festive.  And there's nothing more important during the holidays than impressing people with your level of festiveness.  Right?  Right.  On with it, then.  

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How to Wrap a Wine Bottle Restaurant Style

by DIY Maven

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle Restaurant Style
A swaddled bottle of vino looks nice, doesn’t it? And now, thanks to LifeHacker, we can all truss up our bottles like veritable sommeliers. If you’ve spent a fortune and you want your guests to see the wine bottle’s label, you’ll want to use the first technique. If, however, your budget has restricted you to a $5 bottle of wine, you’ll want to go for the second method as it will hide the label rather nicely and still impress your guests! For the...

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How to Sew a Simple Napkin

by DIY Maven

Sewing cloth napkins is a great way to practice your sewing machine skills. Here’s a quick tutorial that will have you dining in style in no time!

What you need:

  • Fabric (I'm using a simple muslin that I had on hand because I'll be embellishing my napkins later. For fabric calculation, a ‘luncheon’ napkin is usually 12" square whereas a ‘dinner’ napkin can be anywhere from 18" to 20" square.)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Iron and ironing board
  • A...

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An argument for making cloth napkins. (How to included.)

by DIY Maven

An argument for making cloth napkins. (How to included.)

According to Seventh Generation’s website "If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 250 count package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, we could save:

*1 million trees

*2.7 million cubic feet of landfill space equal to over 4,000 full garbage trucks

*380 million gallons of water, a year’s supply for 2,900 families of four

*and avoid 64,000 pounds of pollution!"

Of course Seventh Generation wants you to buy their 100% recycled...

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