If you caught my Spring Tablescape post then you saw these colorful and fun napkins. An easy and inexpensive way to dress up your table is to make your own dinner napkins. As promised, here is a quick step by step tutorial. First you will need fabric. I wanted to mix and match my napkins while also keeping my budget cheap, so I used the discounted scrap’s available at my local fabric store. Once you’ve selected your fabric, then you are ready to go. Other items needed are:
- Measuring tape
- Sewing Machine
Step 1. Always wash and dry your fabric first. Next measure and cut a square that is 18″ x 18″.
Step 2. Turn the edge over 1/4 inch. Then fold again another 1/4″ inch to make a clean edge. Press or iron flat. Next fold the corner up making a right triangle.
Step 3. Fold the other side up a 1/4 inch and iron, and then another 1/4 inch, making a clean edge once again. All four corners should look like below. Tip – If you use a heavier linen blend, like I did, definitely iron the creases. It will not easily stay put with just pins.
Step 4. Pin your fabric as needed for sewing.
Step 5. Once all your napkins are pinned, simply sew your seams.
Final product. Easy and a beautiful touch for any dinner party.