Inspired by our worker’s holiday this coming Monday, we came up with the idea to create some darn sturdy dinner napkins, made from the one and only…denim. Companies such as Levi’s have made this material an American classic. From working farmers to 80’s supermodels, denim has been the go-to material for just about everyone! I think we can agree that denim is the one hardworking material that’s not going anywhere! So get out your old jeans and let’s make some napkins that are perfect for BBQs or great for hostess gifts!
- Old jeans
- Blue thread to match
- Sewing pins
- Sewing Machine
If the old jeans you’re using aren’t soft, you’ll want to stick them in the washing machine with some tennis balls or sneakers and fabric softener. Here’s a tutorial on how to soften denim.
Once your denim is softened and dried, lay it out and cut four 19 x 15-inch rectangles.
Starting with one side, fold it 1/4″ inch in, then fold it again another 1/4″ and iron. Keep it together with pins.
Do that to all of the edges, this is so you won’t have a hard seem.
Sew a straight line just along the folded edge, reinforcing when you get to the ends. Do this on every side.
Iron them flat and tie with twine to give as a hostess gift! Or use them to get down and dirty with your BBQ this weekend or on Monday when you’re hopefully off work : )