Almost every day of this blog I’ve given you activities to do with your kids. That is the heart of my blog, and I intend to keep in the heart. I diverged from that slightly today as I was working on a project for Abby’s birthday. It was a new skill for me, so it was something I had to do on my own. I started in on the project to teach you how to make a cloth napkin with a square corner like this:
2. Measure 1/4 inch from the edge, fold and iron down the side. The first one I measured, but then I began to eye ball it…a skill I need to improve upon. Perfectionism isn’t really a gene I inherited.
3. Fold over the same side one more time and iron again.
4. Repeat this process on all four sides of the napkin, ironing each time.
5. Unfold the napkin. I drew over one of the folds in pencil so you could see it. The dotted line is where you cut. If you see the tic-tac-toe in the fabric, the dotted line passes right by the upper corner.
7. Fold the corner in and iron.
8. Fold the second quarter inch in to create the mitered corner. See where my finger is in the second picture? Take the upper right point and fold it to where my finger is covering. Do the same with the upper left point. Iron the corner down. You are ready to sew.
9. Sew your napkin. Start the needle in the corner crease. Sew straight until you get to the corner. Once you get to the corner, lift the foot of your sewing machine and turn your fabric 90 degrees. Keep going around the entire napkin.
10. Done – celebrate!