Paper Napkins

Week 8

Napkin folded like flower on plate with fork and knife set on either side

Paper Napkins


Giving up disposable cups was a pretty big challenge, so let's ease off the gas a tiny bit with a much simpler swap. This week, we'll ditch disposable paper napkins and opt for reusable cloth ones. Read more →

folded white handkerchief with embroidered floral letter A

Make a Hankie


It doesn't take much to make your own hankie and by keeping one on you, you'll have no need to waste a paper napkin when you're out and about. Note: this tutorial is only for the napkin itself, not a lesson on embroidery. Read more →

twelve white an off white squares of fabric in various materials

Natural vs Synthetic Fabrics


I love using old textiles and fabric scraps, but sometimes I have no idea what kind of material I've ended up with. Textiles in the US are required to have labels with their fabric content, but often times those labels have been removed or worn out to the point of illegibility. While it doesn't always matter, there are certain projects where I would like to have an idea of what I'm working with. Read more →

woman's hand writing address on envelope

Letter of the Week: Asking a Restaurant to Make Their Take-out Cutlery Bags Optional


We order take-out to our home a few times every month and always end up with an unnecessary napkin and plastic utensils. I don't know about you, but I have a drawer full of unused cutlery bags. This week, we'll write a letter to our favorite take-out restaurant asking to make those cutlery bags optional. Read more →