I serged some winter napkins. I got this fabric in July (this officially makes me crazy and old) and was going to use it for holiday pillowcases for the girls, but decided to use flannel for those instead and thought this fabric would be perfect for napkins. And it is. It's so gratifying to have such an appreciative audience when I sew. The girls notice everything, which is really lovely.
I just cut some squares and used a rolled edge to hem them. Whenever I use my rolled hem on the serger (Babylock Imagine) with that wooly nylon in the top position, I get so happy. It fills so nicely and makes these so pleasing to sew. The blue print is by Michael Miller and the red stripe is by Riely Blake Designs.
Notes from the brain:
- I am in the middle of a stretch velvet sewing adventure.This is for me, not for my children. I will report back soon, but I will tell you it does not involve making an ice skating outfit—which is surely the most popular use for this fabric, per the internet.
- Eireann, of ohbara, has some truly lovely watercolor prints in her shop. They make me sigh with a smile on my face, wanting to make some hot tea and settle in with a good book under a warm quilt.
- Is my next sewing project going to be a cape? Quite possibly, although it's really an inconvenient type of garment—impossible to carry a bag with, etc, unless I am using a little vintage handbag and trying to cram a ton of kids crackers in there (while swearing) which I have been known to do. And the new Urban Outfitters catalog came yesterday. It had me perplexed and feeling old—and being just fine with that.