Monday, November 15, 2010

Drop-Cloth Napkin Tutorial

I washed a few dropcloths to use in my den for curtains,
but then the dog needed a new bed when it got chilly out....
So I used part of a drop cloth and filled it with cedar chips from Wal-Mart (much cheaper than buying her a bed - she is a lab - quite large)....

which left me with some drop cloth material.

So I made these napkins....



The drop cloth is quite soft, actually - once it has been bleached and washed.

I used:

Drop cloths

embroidery thread

embroidery hoop

1) I cut the drop cloths about 12"x18".


2) Then hemmed the edges....



3) Then embroidered each one in roughly the same area...





I didn't use a pattern, they are whimsical and do not have to match.


4) I also used a little fabric glue on the back to hold the threads after several washings.
I hope the family likes them!



Have a nice day!


Linking to Just a Girl and Make it for Monday and Coastal Charm and Bobbypin's Boardwalk , Sew Cute Tuesday


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11 comments:

Sjn said...

lookin' good! You have a merry and bright day, despite all this rain ;-)

janet said...

I just LOVE a creative soul!! Well done and your family will love them. If not, you can mail them to me ;-)

Janet xox

Erin said...

these are fantastic! i love using drop cloth for projects and i love to embroider . . . never thought of putting the two together! i love it! love the saying that you chose as well . . .

Chrissie said...

I love your drop cloth napkins. They are so sweet, I love that you didn't use a pattern for the embroidery. you are so creative!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great idea and so cute!

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

These are so sweet! I am in love with drop cloth myself! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen White said...

These are so cute...great idea!
Kristen

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think this is a really cute idea! There's actually a party called "all things merry and bright", it's on my side bar if you want to check it out:@)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These are so cute, I'd hate to wipe my hands on them! So darling!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

A beautiful touch!

Linda said...

These are really cute...I love the simplicity!

 
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