DIY Cloth Napkins with Mitered Corners and Trim
The mitered corners and trim on these DIY napkins make them so pretty and feminine, and there are links to products I use or that are similar to products I use in this post.
Some people struggle with mitered corners, but they are fairly simple to make. Mark the 1/2u2033 and 1u2033 lines coming into each corner with a water soluble pencil. Iron this fold. Open the ironed fold up and mark a dotted line on the fold between these lines. Sew along the dotted line.
Adding trim to napkins
Adding trim to napkins is super easy and makes a big statement. Here’s a sneak peek at my citrus and floral tablescape using these napkins. I’ll see you back on Thursday to share the rest of my tablescape!
How do you upholster an inside corner?
Pull the “Y” flap straight over the corner and staple it securely. Pull each edge of fabric on each side of the corner straight over the seat cushion and staple each to the backside of the cushion. Repeat with each corner.
What fabric is best for napkins?
Woven cotton is the classic choice for handmade DIY cloth napkins because it is durable, absorbent, and soft to the touch. It can also be safely washed with your laundry and will look great every time. Quilted cotton is the best choice if you want to make double sided napkins.
What is a good size for cloth napkins?
14 to 16 inches for a luncheon, 18 to 20 inches for an informal dinner, 22 to 26 inches for a formal dinner (multiple courses), and 18 to 24 inches for a buffet.
How do we fold the fabric when cutting?
Fold your fabric in half lengthwise so the two selvages meet; there should be no wrinkles in the fabric. Keep in mind that your fabric may not have been cut straight, so the tops may not meet perfectly.