SO YOU HAVE INVITED GUESTS AROUND FOR AN INFORMAL BAR-B-QUE OR PICNIC.............
Why not make some unique napkin holders made from a Rag Rescue scrapbag.
Each scrapbag has four colour coordinated vintage fabrics each piece long enough for this idea. So simple, quick to make, cheap at £3.50 for 4 and will be a talking point for your friends.
Take each piece and join along the long sides with the reverse side of the fabric facing outwards. Measure the length you want for your napkin when folded, tuck in the ends and hand sew together. Iron flat.
You can decorate them with a bow made of ribbon (available also on the Rag Rescue site) or why not use a pretty button or buckle similar to the ones shown below.
This is just one way to make a napkin holder. You could edge the fabric with lace or rather than sewing the ends together, just tuck in and add your buttons or a lovely tassel., then tie around the napkin. Toilet roll centres covered with the fabric by glue make sturdy napkin holders. If you find them unhygienic just pop them in the microwave for 30 secs, a trick I learnt from my teaching days. You can add any embellishment you wish and there are plenty to choose from at the Rag Rescue site.
Make your Bar-B-Que or picnic special.