1 / How to fold napkins?
To make a nice folding napkin using the origami method (you will find a multitude of explanatory videos on the internet depending on the model you want to make), you should preferably use square napkins. Folding should also be done on a flat surface. The more precise you are, the more successful your folding will be! To make things easier for you, remember to iron your towels before folding, but also during, as soon as a fold is necessary. If you apply these tips, you will have no trouble making a folding in the shape of a flower, an animal, an object, and many more!
2 / How to choose your napkins?
Choosing a napkin can be quite complicated, given the wide choice available. Here are some tips to help you. The material: The napkins in natural fibers (hemp, linen, cotton), elegant and easy to maintain, will make their effect. Synthetic fiber towels are also very easy to maintain. As for paper napkins, they are certainly practical, but their aestheticism is not the most interesting. Weight: In order not to end up with a towel that is too thin or a towel that is too thick, it is advisable to choose a weight of 130 to 170 grams per square meter. The color: It is to be chosen according to the occasion. You can invest in pretty white or beige napkins that will go with any table decoration to make sure you are outfitted for any occasion. You can also have some more colorful sets! And if you are looking to decorate a table with originality, discover our range Toilet Paper !
3 / How to present your napkins?
There are a multitude of possibilities to present your napkins. Here are some ideas, but feel free to be creative! With napkin rings: The easiest way to present your napkins is to use a napkin ring. You will find many models, more or less sober, that you can decorate yourself, by painting it or by slipping a flower on it for example. With a ribbon: Choose a nice ribbon, more or less thick, and the color you want. Pay attention to match it with the table decoration. Then, form a nice knot around the napkin. Be inventive and do the same with raffia or a piece of lace for example! By making a folding: Making a folding takes a little longer, especially if you have many guests, but the models are so varied that you will surely find one that will go perfectly with your table decoration!
4 / How to wash your napkins?
The washing of napkins varies depending on the material. Cotton: Cotton is extremely durable. If you want to wash your towel, you can use a program with a temperature of up to 90 ° C! Most of the time, however, washing at 40 ° C is sufficient. Cotton can also be tumble dried, but you will have to make sure to iron it since this fabric tends to wrinkle easily. Linen: Fairly resistant, linen will withstand washing up to 50 ° C. If some stains are stubborn, rub them with Marseille soap before washing your towels. The dryer is to be avoided, and ironing essential. Hemp: If aesthetically speaking, hemp resembles flax, it is more accessible and resistant than it. You can wash your hemp towels up to 60 ° C, put them in the dryer, and iron them. Polyester: Easy to wash, polyester dries quickly and does not absorb much stains. You can wash your synthetic towels up to 40 ° C, and preferably air dry them.
5 / How to make a napkin yourself?
First of all, choose the fabric in which you will make your towels (linen, cotton, hemp, etc.) as well as its color. Buy yarn in the color closest to the fabric; if you hesitate between two colors, know that a shade a little lighter is preferable to a shade a little darker. Cut 40cm x 40cm squares (or smaller depending on the size you want). Then fold the edges 1 cm all around the towel and iron. Repeat this step a second time. Pin if necessary, and machine sew in a straight stitch, close to the edge of the hem. And there you have it, you just have to make your own towels!