Sometime ago we switched to cloth napkins to reduce our usage on paper towels.  I feel like we could not have enough of cloth napkins based on my affection for them. I do tell myself that if someday I do laundry and they don't fit in our napkin drawer I will know we have enough. I have been working on embroidering the alphabet letters on cloth napkins here and there the past two weeks. I plan on just having a stash of these because they make great gifts especially hostess gifts if you find yourself staying with some good friends!


  • 100% cloth napkins
  • embroidery thread, or yarn
  • embroidery needle
  • embroidery hoop

I bought this yarn last fall and LOVED it because it looks like thread, so I couldn't resist using it like some.  Plus this was on the tag:



Set up your napkin in the embroidery hoop and loop your thread. Draw our your letter first, if you wish. I admit I just freehanded these letters with the "back stitch", then tied off the string, unhooked the embroidery hoop and went on my way to the next letter. I love doing these because they are quick and easy and I can stash them away for the right giving occasion. 


Now if you'll excuse me I have G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y&Z waiting for me!