With this easy DIY tutorial, making your own cloth napkins is easier than you think!
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When I was growing up, I remember how my grandmother used to set the table. Whether it was breakfast or dinner, she always used a tablecloth and set a full set of dishes. There was no skimping. Every meal was made special.
Fast forward many years and I am setting the table for my family. It is really important to me that we sit together and connect. To make meals a little more special, we sometimes use cloth napkins.
Cloth napkins are a little touch that adds a bit of elegance, comfort, and durability to the table, without a great expense. In fact, along with being environmentally friendly, cloth napkins will save money over time. Best of all, they are very easy to make! If you can sew a straight line, you can make a napkin.
I made my cloth napkins from a blue and white striped sheet I had picked up at Goodwill for just $2. Of course, you can use linen, calicos, or fat quarters. I love the neutral, farmhouse look of this striped fabric.
If you would like to make your own 15 inch square cloth napkins, you will need:
- 16 inch squares (one for each napkin)
- tape measure
- fabric scissors
- sewing machine
- Measure and cut pre-washed fabric to create 16 inch squares.
- On each side, fold fabric 1/4 inch and press with iron.
- Make a 45 degree cut on each corner.
- Then fold fabric another 1/4 inch and press with iron. You may need to secure the corner with a pin.
- Sew a straight line along the hem of the napkin.
These cloth napkins are fun and easy to make. In less than an hour, you can have a new set of napkins. With a variety of fabrics, you can make napkins to personalize your table and celebrate holidays throughout the year. Bundled with a pretty ribbon, these cloth napkins would also make a great gift.
Will you try making your own cloth napkins? Please let me know if you do!
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