Sew this deceptively simple fabric box to hold your pretty paper napkins. Your guests will be impressed with your cooking and creativity. Cleanup is easy: simply store flat when finished.
Finished size 12 inches in diameter
• 1⁄3 yard each 2 coordinating fabrics
• 1⁄3 yard lightweight batting
• 2 yards 5⁄8-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon
• 1-inch bias-tape maker
• Optional: basting spray
• Basic sewing supplies and equipment
• Cut one 12-inch-diameter circle from each fabric and from batting.
• On the bias, cut 2-inch-wide strips from one fabric to make a 42-inch length of bias tape.
• Cut eight 9-inch lengths of ribbon.
Note: Refer to Serve-It-Hot Roll Warmer on page 58 for bias tape instructions.
1. Spray-baste or pin-baste batting circle between wrong sides of fabric circles. Measure and mark a line along each side of the layered circle 2 inches from the outer edge (Figure 1).
2. Measure and mark a point 2 inches to the right and 2 inches to the left of each corner of marked square; pin the end of one grosgrain ribbon at each marked point (Figure 2). Baste ribbon ends in place.
3. Stitch bias tape around outside edge of circle, making sure to encase ribbon ends (Figure 3). Fold ends of bias under at joining.
4. Trim ribbon ends at an angle. To use, tie each pair of ribbons into a bow to create a box.