Thursday, September 29, 2011

15 Minute DIY Cloth Napkins

Getting going on my Halloween decorating and I decided that I needed some new dinner napkins. I have never had any so I hopped on over to my little homemade go to place, ETSY. 

I found these on etsy and I loved them. But I thought...I have a TON of fabric scraps from other projects and they have got to be so simple to make.

So this is what I came up with...

Not to shabby for a free project, huh?!
Here are the instructions below.

DIY Napkin Tutorial

Supplies Needed:
Scrap fabric (pre-washed) 1 Yard
Serger or Sewing Machine
Matching Thread
(makes 4 single sided dinner napkins)
1. Make sure you wash and dry your fabric before. I used some duct cloth fabric that was left over from an upholstery project. But I think that linen or cotton would work beautifully. 

2. Cut your fabric into 4--17" x 17" squares.

3. Serge around each side of the napkins. 

4. I used a 3-thread overlock stitch.

And there you go. The quickest and easiest dinner napkins of your life! 
I absolutely love them and they were so easy! It seriously took me 15 min with my serger but even without one it won't take you more than 25 30 minutes. 

I really love them. After I refinish my table this weekend and get those old nasty rings and scratches off they will look even better. 

Eventually I will get to a table runner and some placemats but for right now I am happy. 
And I don't have to use Bounty paper towels for napkins when guests come over anymore. 

If you do not have a serger HERE is a good tutorial that looks pretty easy.

And there you have it. 

If you like them go ahead and "pin" it into Pinterest. =)
Also...if you make some I would love to see what you came up with.  
I already have fabric picked out to make some for Thanksgiving & Christmas. 


1 comment:

  1. Oh I love it! So easy but SO cute. I love restaurants that have the fabric napkins, i love putting it in my lap! haha I should totally make some, except we never have company. Hahah I'll treat myself to a fancy napkin!