A green napkin

We want to be as green as possible at our wedding but also create something beautiful and unique for our guests.

all the colours

As a self confessed fabric addict I wanted to make individualised napkins as an alternative to using paper napkins at the wedding.

I sorted through my fabric stash to find as many fat quarter sized pieces as possible then started matching them up in a crazy, colourful and personalised way!

ironed at least 20 times!!

They are all different in colours as well as sizes (whoops) I did a double top stitch and nearly tore all my hair out the amount I had to change the top thread and bobbin. Multiple colours seemed like a great idea before sewing!!

Folded perfection

I then trawled through the internet looking for the best way to fold them so that we could insert our wedding favours into the napkin making it a full favour gift if guests would like to take the napkins with them. If they do not I am going to make a huge quilt with them as a wedding memory.

I found this envelope fold and it works perfectly with the favours.

Completely green

We are really pleased with the finished result and it will add so much colour to our wedding table making this truly a hodgepodge wedding.

Recycled book pages and bird seed
Recycled book pages and wild flower seeds plus some cornflower seeds from the garden
Picnic basket full of colour! And the page boys napkin matches his shirt.

A bunting mission

Being an avid crafter with my roots firmly planted in sewing soil I have to add my craft to our wedding and this is where I have the potential to increase my already horder worthy fabric collection!

Fabric madness!

However that does not fit into our sustainable wedding plans so no buying brand new fabric!

Bunting has been around since the 1600’s and was predominantly used to decorate ships with the sailor whose job it was to raise the flag being called the bunt hence bunting!

In England we traditionally have bunting at any celebration we possibly can, village fetes to royal weddings we love any opportunity to get our bunting out!

Lots of triangles

So how can I make this beautiful and traditional decoration green?

By using second hand fabric and scraps only. So far I have cut up a dress I got for £1 A pair of pyjama bottoms and some old curtains alongside all those little pieces that are not quite big enough for anything else.

Sewing marathon

This set of curtains so far has produced 20 triangles and as this our outdoor decorations we need metres and metres! So having set myself this mammoth task alongside making individual napkins I have to get going as only 4 months to go.

So many triangles…..

With that in mind I have run off a heap of triangles tonight after work they are all sewn and turned through so now to iron them all.

Phew!