The time I made “lapkins”

I needed to make napkins for an upcoming dinner and found myself only liking one fabric out of my stash for the job. This is remarkable for two reasons. First, I have a million fabrics. Second, I have a million fabrics. Though, in my defense, most of them are knit or bottom weight so they aren’t exactly napkin material. But the bummer was that this particular fabric was only 1 yard. And I needed to make six napkins.

So I cut my yard into 6 equal pieces. 12″x22″. That’s a pretty long rectangle. I considered cutting the yard into 9 pieces. 12″x14.66″. That’s a small napkin. Perhaps more of a cocktail napkin? But I didn’t do it. I made the long rectangles.

I used my mitered corner cloth napkin tutorial.

That’s when the Lapkin was born.

Cloth napkins just the right sizes for laps. Lapkins on thetraintocrazy.com

It’s perfect for little laps (bigger ones too). And it can fold nicely for dinner or substitute as a placemat, if you’re desperate.

Use a "lapkin" as a placemat or a napkin. #tutorial

Or just stack them together and admire.

easy to make cloth napkin #tutorial #sewing

easy mitered corners tutorial for cloth napkins

the easiest way to make mitered corners

Aren’t those corners lovely? These napkins are SO easy to make. If you’ve never made them make sure you check out my tutorial over on GoToSew.com today! I recommend using a fat quarter for one napkin (1 yard = 4 napkins). But I kinda link my little lapkins.

Comments

  1. Lynn says

    I like the lapkins. Noticed in some of Downton Abbey the napkins layed full over the laps. Retro idea you might have stumbled on.