This is a very simple, eco-friendly project. Cloth napkins would make a great addition to a kitchen and dining inspired gift. Add a set of napkins to a set of pretty dishes and it’s a great, usable gift.
To make a set of napkins, pick a pretty quilting or linen type fabric. To get 4 napkins, buy 1 square yard of fabric. Cut into 18 inch squares. Fold opposite sides in about 1/2 inch. Iron to make a nice crease. Then, fold the other sides in 1/2 inch or so, ironing to crease.
Fold opposites over again and press to crease. Pin in place to hold the shape. Iron opposite sides again and pin.
Set your sewing machine to a close straight stitch. Allign the edge of your presser foot with the edge of the napkin and sew. When you reach a corner, keep the needle down, raise the presser foot and turn 90°. Continue sewing until each napkin is complete.