This idea (and all the supplies for it) were passed along to me by a sewing friend. It had become one of those projects in her sewing room that had fallen off the to do list. I took them and they almost found their way to the bottom of a pile in my sewing room too. I dug them out while cleaning last week and decided to just sit down and sew them all up.
Each little drawstring pouch has a suprisingly roomy little interior area. In addition, the napkins are folded and sewn in such a way that two small pockets are created in the front and back under the flaps you see in the photo.
You only need a single, prepurchased napkin (these were all from April Cornell) and some cord or ribbon for the drawstrings.
They're very simple to sew up once you figure it out. Keep scrolling down for a two part tutorial on how to make your own. They make great little gift bags.