I recently went on a cloth spree when I went to Taytay to shop for some fabric. Since the fabric was all on a per kilo basis, I was able to grab a lot of cloth for some pillowcases in my room. I also found some good ones to put into my prop collection for food styling. I’ve always liked crafting and DIY and so I decided to make some prop table napkins for future shoots. I also went through my grandma’s old fabrics (since “patahi” or made-to-order clothes were so chic back in the 60’s) and found some wonderful ones to make use of as well. This is just like a simple propping project out of highschool:
1) I just got a piece of cloth and cut it into a 15″x 15″ or smaller size.
2) I folded the all the edges inward, about 1/2 and inch (it would be easier if you iron the edges after folding)
3) ran a simple running stitch through it. And Voila! Easy table napkin! 🙂
I think this would also be a good gift if you’re looking at personalized gifts. You could buy the cloth, make it into a napkin and have it monogrammed for a more elegant flair. Besides, cloth table napkins seem to be earth friendlier since they re-usable! I am thinking of trying the monogrammed ones for gift giving, it might actually be good for a house-warming gift (or kitchen warming gift!) for people who like to eat. Here’s a photo of this same napkin used as a prop…
Pretty isn’t it?