Friday, January 9, 2009

napkin pouches

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.


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6 comments:

Rebekah said...

adorable! Thanks for the tutorial

Patty said...

Now, I really wish I knew how to sew. These are great!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Very cute! I'm also a mom of 3, but i'm in chicago, not the burbs. Great blog. I'll be back!

Gail said...

I followed your tutorial and ended up with a great bag!

http://flickr.com/photos/8890199@N08/3219017185/

It was super easy - I bought Clearance napkins at Sur La Table and got to work. I'm a total sewing novice, and still managed it.

casserole said...

Cool project! I published a link to your tutorial on the Craft Gossip Sewing Blog:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-drawstring-pouch-from-a-napkin/2009/01/28/

Anonymous said...

These are awesome! There are so many napkin sizes out there and was curious what the dimensions were for the lunch and dinner napkins you mention.
Thanks,