A few years back we took the challenge to stop using paper napkins and paper towels. It was a lot easier than I thought, and has paid off immensly.
You can easily make 8 simple napkins to use for every meal in about 1 hour!
Here's what you need
2 yards Muslin (Approx $1.99/yard) I used the medium weight, feel free to use whatever
cutting board and rolling cutter (best investment I ever made !)
use the fold of your Muslin
make a 15"x15" square on the fold
when you cut this you will have 2 ,15"x15" napkins!
do this 4 times= 8 napkins.
sew all the way around the napkin. I used a decorative stitch…use whatever you like!
There you have it!
These can be used then thrown right into the wash. I don't even bother to iron them when they come out. In the summer I hang them on the laundry line and they are ready. when they get too stained I hand them to the hubby for garage rags and make new!