Another revision
Sitting around again

Once I started I couldn't stop

At first I couldn't think of any really easy straight sewing on the machine projects.  Now I can't stop thinking of them!  So, here is a very easy one, some serviettes.  I used cotton quilting fabric, which is a good weight and comes in lots of different designs and colours. 

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Traditionally  the most common sizes for serviettes are;

12" x 12" morning or afternoon tea
16"x 16” Informal Luncheon
20” x 20 “ and 21” x 21” Dinner and for more formal occasions such as Banquet Dinning.

But, my designs is driven by the fabrics I have to hand so I have made mine 12" square finished.  This is  for using for morning tea or lunch.  But I don't think I would make them any smaller than this.  You should find that 1 m of each fabric should make a set of 6.  (I would look out for cheaper sale fabrics.)

I press my fabric on the diagonals to make sure it lines up properly.

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Stitch a 1/4" seam around the edge, needle down to pivot at the corners.

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Leave a 3" opening to turn through and then press down the seam allowance before I do this.

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Snip the corners before turning through.

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Top stitch around the edge using the inside of my 1/4" presser foot as a guide.


Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 5.13.37 pmAnd that is it.  You could use the same fabric top and bottom or have a different back or even make every serviette different.  I think these will make great Xmas gifts.



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Carin saga

Setting the table with serviettes is such a nice tradition.
Yours are beautiful.

Carolyn Foley

Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone


Lots of wonderful straight stitch practice!

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