I think most of us love the idea of doing some sort of DIY at your own wedding. Of course the idea of DIY is to save money, but it will not save time. I have a simple little DIY craft that anyone can do as long as you have access to a sewing machine (and we all know someone who has a sewing machine!)
What you’ll need:
- Fabric: if you are making 100 10×10 square napkins (I made rectangles but do whatever you want!) you will need approximately 30 yards of fabric. (Whoa, that sounds like a lot! But if you aren’t that picky about the pattern you can find clearance fabrics. Also, make sure you always use a coupon if buying from JoAnns or Hobby Lobby).
- Thread: One-two spools of whatever color you want
- Sewing Machine
I’m not a fan of measuring over and over again, which is why this project is perfect because it’s meant to look rustic. So you may measure your first one and then eyeball it from then on. You can do whatever size napkins you want, or all different sizes, just make sure you have enough fabric.
Measure and cut your fabric to whatever size you want. Use the Zig-Zag function on the sewing machine and sew all 4 sides. That’s it…you’re done, Finito! Once you’ve made them all, throw them in the washer and dryer. Then you can trim off the excess strings and use them however you’d like.
What’s nice is that they are reusable so you can bring them home, wash them and use them for your everyday napkins too!