Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


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How-to: French Napkin Fold

When I packaged the Christmas napkins I made for family members this year, I used a French Napkin Fold I saw in my parents’ “Food Network Magazine” issue. You can see the magazine’s instructions here and my version follows below.

Here’s a nice way to package up napkins for gift giving.
Start with the napkin right side up.
Fold the napkin up, with right sides touching.
Then fold a quarter of it down (right sides are showing).

Carefully flip the napkin over so the wrong side is showing and fold the napkin into thirds.

Now you have a little pocket where you can slide in silverware. You can stop here or go to the next step, which makes the napkins easier to store or package.

Fold the top half of the French Fold Napkin over and you have a perfect square for storing or wrapping as a gift.


Recovering pillows

Kathleen over at Grosgrain posted a great how-to under her How-To Tuesdays series: How to recover pillows!

Okay, maybe you’re not as thrilled as me, but this is a great way to save some dough and/or mix up the look of your throw pillows in your living room. It’s especially helpful if you’re pillows are worn looking and need a pick-me up.

I know I’ve got a few pillows that need some more life and color. But that’ll probably have to wait until after the holidays. I’ve got too much Christmas sewing to do and so little time to do it. 😛