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Button-Down Napkin

Button-Down Napkin

Photography: Formula z/s

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2001

Introduction

At mealtime, business-class airline travelers often are given a napkin with a buttonhole in one corner to prevent shirtfront calamities on the way to important meetings. On the ground, dressed-up children (and more than a few adults) will also benefit from such a thoughtful alteration to the common napkin.

steps

  1. Use colorfast polyester thread and a sewing machine with buttonhole attachment to add vertical buttonholes about 2 inches from the corner of each cloth napkin in a set. A buttoned-on napkin will stay put, instead of almost immediately falling to the floor and it will be large enough to protect a small child's lap as well as his shirtfront.

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  2. A buttoned-on napkin will stay put, instead of almost immediately falling to the floor and it will be large enough to protect a small child's lap as well as his shirtfront.

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