Create an elegant dinner setting with handmade linen napkins with mitered corners. Think of how impressed your guests will be when you show them you know how to make napkins yourself! Best of all this project is fat quarter friendly so you will have an amazing choice of fabrics.
I have made a dinner napkin using this technique but the below steps of mitering a corner can also be used on quilts, clothing and sewing projects.
One fat quarter of fabric for every napkin you wish to make. Use linen or any other absorbent fabric. Fabrics with natural fibers such as cotton or linen will always work best for napkins.
HOW TO MAKE NAPKINS
Trim a fat quarter of fabric into an 18×18 inch (45.7×45.7cm) square. On the WRONG side of the fabric, press over one edge by 1/4 inch (6mm) and 1/2 inch (12mm) again.
Press the next edge over by the same amounts – 1/4 inch (6mm) and 1/2 inch (12mm). It will be a little thick at the corner so use some steam to get it to sit as flat as possible.
Open up the pressed edges and you will see that we have some interesting creases. I have marked the lines to make it easier for you to see.
Mark a diagonal line through the corners of the center square as shown.
Cut across your marked line.
Mark a diagonal line through the inner crease point.
Press a hem along the mark.
Fold up your pressed edges again and pin the corner well. Repeat for the other 3 corners.
Stitch all the way around the napkin along the hem edge.
All finished learning how to make napkins and ready for dinner! Now, what shall I cook? Share your suggestions below.
PIN FOR LATER 🙂
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