It's Easy Being Green with These DIY Oxford Napkins

Make lovely cloth napkins out of your worn oxford shirts -- not only will they look great on your dinner table, but they'll also reduce the need for paper products. Faded plaids and checked patterns look especially great.

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Old oxford shirts
Needle and thread

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1. Wash the oxford shirts well. Cut the clean fabric into uniformly sized pieces, about 12 inches square.

2. Either leave the edges frayed, or sew a hem for a cleaner look.

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Hold on! We have another stitch for you -- try embellishing a pair of mittens.