For awhile now, we have been using cloth napkins. My first haul of them came from an estate sale. I was not choosy about their color. I just wanted them for everyday use. And I needed a lot if them since we eat all our meals at home most days.
The first ones started to wear out, so I bought a few more last fall from a craft mall. They were salmon in color, but so cheap. I also looked on Etsy, but did not have the extra money. I considered making my own, but I gave away my cantankerous sewing machine last year.
Then I saw this easy tutorial on how to make everyday napkins. I wanted to buy cotton duck as it called for, but I am trying to save my pennies, so I put on my thinking cap. I had bought some nice flat sheets from Goodwill for my son to use as a green screen. He no longer finds the need for two. Also, my gracious mother has a nice new sewing machine that she was willing to let me use. So... this is what happened.
15 wonderful napkins for everyday use! I've washed them once and I had to trim the little strings from the developing fringe. I think they are going to be very useful. If I can find another sheet, I may make more soon.