Friday, November 19

Making Your Own Napkins

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Has this ever happened to you?
You have a vision of the colors you
want to use in your tablescape, but you
can't find the right linens?

OR purchasing enough linens to
set your table is too expensive?

It happens to me all the time!

That's why I make my own
table linens & so can you!

These are the napkins I made
last year . . .




This year I wanted to use
a less traditional color scheme.

I use an (approximately) 
21" square of fabric for each napkin.
(This fabric is from JoAnn's Fabric store.)


I don't use any pins, but I do
press my seams before sewing them.

Start by cutting a little triangle off
each corner of your square.
Then fold that edge over & 
press into place. 
Repeat on the other three corners.


 Next, fold the 4 long sides down about
the same amount & press into place.
Fold each side one more time
to hide the raw fabric edge.
Now your corners will have
a nice mitered closure.
 Hopefully, the edges will meet
just right like this corner on
my napkin.

BUT if it doesn't meet exactly
each time, don't worry! 
Just overlap one side over the other & sew it.
It will still look nice & professional.

Sew along each side & your project is complete!
I also made two table runners
to go with my new napkins.
The instructions are the same -
Just make your runner whatever size you want it to be.

I'm working on my 
Thanksgiving table, so I'll 
show you the rest in
my next post. 



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