Post # 1
After months of procrastinating, I finally got started on our wedding napkins! I am doing double-sided napkins so it’s taking a bit longer, but I am thrilled with the results. 40 down, 60 to go!
(And yes, that’s not really halfway, but let me have my moment.)
Post # 3
Great napkins! I’d love to use them in my home when they are done.
Keep on keeping on!
Post # 4
@HobbyLobbyist: great job. i love the print.
Post # 6
Thanks for your comments! My plan is to keep 10-12 after the wedding and sell the rest. I mean, i don’t anticipate having a party for 100 again.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
Those look awesome – How is the price in comparision to renting them? How much did it cost to potentially make 100 napkins? Thanks – I love this idea especially since you can pick prints and graphics!
Post # 8
That is so awesome! The fabric is lovely!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@HobbyLobbyist: Love em! What a great print. We have a family friend also making napkins out of these two fabrics below. She suggested telling family members and close friends to take 4 or so home with them as a favor, if they want. Another option instead of selling em, although I’m sure it’d be nice to get some money back…
@TattooedChick23: We’re making enough for ~140 people and I think it cost about $150. Not the cheapest option, but it’s fun to personalize em!
Post # 10
@TattooedChick23: It totally depends on the fabric, the construction, and how you value your time. I am using printed fabric so I decided to do double-sided napkins. I made mine around 19″ long so I get around two napkins per yard. I got the fabric from Hobby Lobby and used a coupon every time so it came out to about $450 for the fabric. That’s $4 a napkin plus time to sew them.
$4 a napkin is a lot, but renting a patterned napkin can run $1.50-$4 depending on the vendor plus tax. I can also sell the napkins after the fact so I am hoping to recoup some of that cost.
If you’re making your own napkins, you can save money by making them a bit smaller and doing only one side. You can reduce the cost by more than half that way.
I also recommend shopping around for the fabric and using coupons. With Hobby Lobby for example, you can use their 40% off coupon on fabric orders online up to 10 yards. You can order more than that, but they only discount the first amount. Hope this helps!
Post # 11
@lolot: I love the fabric and the favor idea!