Last weekend, I went to a sewing class sponsored by the Virginia Urban Homesteaders League. I was hoping I could find out what was wrong with my sewing machine. Almost 10 years ago, I took lessons and made this quilt while Stephen was deployed.
I also made some rag quilts, which were a lot of fun. So I can sew, but only straight lines. But then one kid and then a second came along, and the sewing machine stayed safely tucked away in a closet.
Last winter, I decided I wanted to make a pillowcase dress or two for the girls, and almost tore my hair out. I couldn't get the sewing machine to stitch right, despite checking everything imaginable.
So, last Sunday I toted out the machine which is still going strong after five moves, and with the help of a wonderful lady whose name I didn't get, we determined that I had the WRONG FOOT on the machine. It was plastic. I needed a metal one.
So zippedee do dah, I was able to sew up 8 napkins for Thanksgiving.
But then I saw some really cute burlap napkin rings on Pinterest and decided I wanted some, too. They were so easy and quick I may have to make more for other holidays!
Step One: Cut your burlap into strips. I forgot to measure the size of these, but you can eyeball.
Step Two: Form a strip into a ring.
Step Three: Starting from above, start sewing the button on. Leave a strip hanging for tying later.
Step Four: Make a couple stitches, then tie off.
Step Five: Trim