Make Your Own Cloth Napkins

When I converted a changing table into an outdoor bar, I included some cloth napkins that I made.  They were super easy, so I  thought I would show you so you can get creative and make your own.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

I bought this cute summery fabric at Hobby Lobby.  I have been impressed with the fun fabric they have had lately.    I must do a disclaimer.  I am not by any means a seamstress, and this is a quick way without measuring and getting things exactly straight.  Feel free to add that step when you make them yourself!

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

I bought a yard of fabric and made four dinner-size napkins, and I still have enough remaining to make some cocktail napkins.  For the first step, I took a cloth napkin I already owned and used it as my pattern.  I put it on top of the fabric and cut around it leaving a little more than an inch for the hem.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

Instead of pinning everything down, I used some adhesive strips that I had on hand.  First, I ironed them onto the fabric.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

After it cooled, which did not take long,  I removed the paper and then folded down the edge of the fabric and ironed again.  This was a very fast process.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

This is what it looked like after the edges were all glued down with the adhesive strips.  Next up came the sewing.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

This step was faster than I thought.  Half the battle with me is getting the thread in the right place and getting set up.  I used the white thread I had already set up from another project, so it was my foot to the pedal and away I went.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

Like I said, do not look at the line that may or may not be straight.

 

 

DIY Cloth Napkins

This was super easy and did not cost much at all.  I plan to make more of my own cloth napkins.  We seldom use paper napkins around here.  Cloth napkins are easier on the environment, and they can make a plain meal a little more special.  Now I’m off to set a fun table with these cute things.

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Comments

  1. says

    You did a beautiful job with these and I love the fun fabric you used! I love to sew but always have trouble with the napkin corners! Yours look just perfect!