As part of my Christmas table decorations, I made some homemade napkins. I consider myself a very amateur sewer. If it involves straight stitches, I can probably do it. These are nice and easy turned out really well. I am very happy with them. I made them like the tutorial here. The only difference with mine was that I did two rounds of top stitching at the end.
- 14 fat quarters
- 3 yards of fabric
- coordinating thread
- rotary cutter
- sewing machine
Following the tutorial linked above, I ironed all my fabric, cut out my pieces (I cut mine 21″ x 14″), and pinned them right sides together.
I sewed around each napkin leaving a 3″ space open to turn the napkins right-side out. Next, I cut the corners off, making sure not to cut the seam. After turning the napkins right-side out, I picked out the corners of the napkins with a large darning needle. The chopstick method the tutorial mentions works well too.
I ironed the napkins and then sewed the top-stitching, closing up the hole in the process. I did sew two rounds of top stitching as I like the finished look it gives the napkins.
I did my happy dance when I got my first one finished and had to send a photo to my mother and sister.
I am really happy with the look of all the different colors. Pick your favorite color to use at dinner!
The napkins look great in my homemade napkin rings. In the picture above, you can see the fabric I used for the backside of all the napkins. I wanted something to tie them all together as a set.