Last year, I bought two tea towels from Wal-Mart’s summer stock. They’re thin yet large – nearly thirty inches square. I had an idea recently to make bib napkins from those large tea towels.
To make large napkins for eating fish, shelling seafood, and lapping up barbecue, I had an idea to split a large tea towel in half.
Right down the middle. (Press in half and cut along pressed line.) A bonus is that you get four bib napkins from the purchase of two tea towels.
You’ll need to open the stitching at the corners of the cut edge. Snip the threads about an inch or so.
Fold the corner under and press.
Fold the raw edge under at a quarter inch. Fold again at a quarter inch and press again.
Stitch along the pressed edge and at each corner.
Isn’t this easy?
Choose a ribbon or cording from your stash. Cut 36″ lengths. Knot each end and stitch onto the top corners of your napkin bib.
Since 36″ is long enough for the largest man, adjustments are needed for a smaller person. Simply knot the length to take up some slack.
ID Diva makes a good model for this new bib napkin design.
Voila! See how quick and easy these are? The bib napkins are long enough to truly be a bib and a napkin in your lap at the same time. (Sort of like an apron? Ha!)
That reminds me of the Dollar Tree Tea Towel Apron I made four years ago (and ID Diva modeled – back when she was truly a Spunky Daughter.
Isn’t it funny how things change but yet they stay the same?