Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Needlework: Napkins with Buttonholes

On our recent trip to Italy, I noticed that the cloth napkins on the planes had their own button hole in one corner.  This is a genius idea !  Restaurants should follow suit.  I decided it to try it in some of my napkins at home.  It really is a clever way to protect clothing while eating - especially Italian....
Fold napkin and mark one inch down from point.
Measure down 3/4 to one inch from first mark. I did one inch but think
3/4" might work better.
This will be where you make your buttonhole
Make a buttonhole according to your machine directions.
Slit open your button hole.
And button onto the top button on your shirt !   
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42 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

What a terrific idea - practically essential eating Italian pasta! Love all the Red in those napkins!

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Anji* said...

This is good idea, our kids always have napkins tucked into their necks! Might have to convert some of our napkins like this..

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Lol. Love this simple idea!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Well, now that is just pure cleverness!

Ann said...

Well, what a great idea! Never would have thought of that one.
Thanks for sharing.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Cranberry Morning said...

What a clever idea! I'm hosting an upcoming Italian dinner. Let's see if I get this done. First I have to locate the red and white tablecloths. Then I'll look for napkins. I better hurry. Great idea!

Mrs. NoNo said...

Looks like you really DO have a bit of everything! Nice ideas! I look forward to reading more!
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~~Carol~~ said...

What a great idea! I never knew such a thing existed, but it makes perfect sense. They turned out terrific, and I love the bright and cheery colors on them. I'm going to check out the rest of your blog now!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sally Annie Magundy said...

That's an excellent idea - especially for folks like my husband and I who seem to wear more of their pasta than what makes it to their mouth. ;)

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Shelley said...

What a neat idea...I so need something like that...my kids are always teasing about buying me a bib..smile...I am always dropping food on me.... blessings

Mommy Kerin said...

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GardenofDaisies said...

That is a wonderful idea! Why didn't someone think of this a long time ago? We all know that when one eats BBQ, buttery corn on the cob or Spaghetti one must wear a bib!!

Melody said...

What a Duh moment. That is a great idea! It too simple.

Bella said...

Very good idea. Every mom should have these for her kids, and husband. Of course we don't personally need it, lol, yeah right. Thanks for sharing, and I am the host to a very NEW party, if you get a chance stop by and link up. Thanks!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is a super idea. I may just make some slits, since I don't sew. My Mom is handicapped and only has the use of one hand. This will make it a lot easier to keep her clothes clean. Thank you so much for this great idea!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

What a great idea! I need one of these! I am highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

stephaniegiese said...

That is genius and if it is not patented in the US you should get one asap! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patti said...

Love this! It's a lot more attractive than stuffing one end down you collar - that's for sure! Happy Rednesday! Patti

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

How creative! Love it!

Kimberlee said...

That is an awesome idea!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

Kelley said...

great idea! I know several people who need this ( me included!)

casserole said...

What a clever idea!! I linked to your post over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-stay-put-napkins-with-buttonholes/2010/09/18/
(Link will go live at 1:30 pm CST today.)

--Anne

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a fun and practical idea! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Linky Party

Silent Princess said...

great idea... nice one

Kim said...

Oh how neat! I was wondering what the button hole was for - I had never heard of that. But your last photo explained everything! This is super cute! Thank you for linking up to my potluck party and sharing this!

momstheword said...

What a neat idea! I've never heard of that before. Sure would protect a man's tie or the front of my blouse.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Willow said...

What a great idea. My Husband would love it just for me. I seem to spill alot on me when I eat pasta.This would save my clothes for sure.

Willow

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Great idea =)

Jill said...

Nice simple idea! Thanks for sharing it and for linking to A Round Tuit!

Have a lovely week

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a cute and practical idea!

Amy said...

well aren't you clever!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Brandi said...

These are very cute! Great gift idea ~ Thanks for sharing!

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EBeauty03 said...

Who would've ever thought! Well, I guess apparently someone did think of it. AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

Misty said...

What a smart idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

FrugalMom said...

They are very unique, I would never have thought of it.

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Kim said...

...Good for husbands and tomato sauce... :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Such a smart idea! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
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Cindy said...

Very cool. Hi, I'm a new follower.

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Holly said...

That is genius!

Melissa said...

This is a great idea! Im always using alot of napkins in Restaurants..this is very eco-friendly!
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Princess Mom said...

Fabulous idea!!!

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