Cloth napkins are super simple to sew yourself. You can use fabric that’s already in your stash or pick up fabric that you dig just for this project. Just make sure the fabric you’re using is absorbent, so organic cotton, hemp, or linen are your best bets for making napkins. All you need are two 13″ squares of fabric to make your own napkins. This video walks you through how to sew your own:
Is sewing not your strong suit? No problem! You can buy pre-made cloth napkins, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a couple of ideas:
- Check the thrift store. Thrift stores often get surplus from restaurants, and your local thrift store is likely to have cloth napkins that are very inexpensive.
- Shop on Etsy. There are lots of Etsy sellers whipping up handmade cloth napkins. You can have all the charm of handmade without needing the sewing skills.
Voila! You’re ready to pack a waste-free lunch! Do you guys have any other tips for reducing lunchtime waste? Share away in the comments!