|The start to my napkin collection.|
My favorite part of participating in Iron Craft? The fact that it makes me get somethings done. I'm great at planning projects, but tend to lack in the follow-through department. I've had these no-sew napkins planned for a while, but it took Iron Craft's For the Table challenge to get me to do them.
- Men's shirt
- Seam ripper
|The frayed edges are a nice (and sew-free) touch.|
This is a very simple, if somewhat time-consuming, project. You just cut the squares out of the shirts and then use a seam ripper to help fray the edges by picking out the individual threads until you have a border the size you want it. Here's a helpful hint: It's easier to do this on a checked or plaid shirt because you have built-in cut lines. The first ones I made were on a plain fabric, and it was much more difficult to fray the edges.
I have a stack of old shirts that I'm guessing will be turned into a stack of napkins soon. As soon as I get around to it, anyway.