DIY Luncheon Napkins

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

Start with a thick woven cotton or fabric of your choosing.  This was made for a pink and black themed baby shower so I chose a pink toille.

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

The finished luncheon napkin is going to be 14″x 14″.  Using a rotary blade and a strait edge, cut off the outer unusable edge.

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

Iron out the wrinkles and if you would like you can iron the edges under to make it easier to sew.  I had 63 of these to make so I turned them under as I sewed.  It is very important if you are planning on re-using these napkins or plan to wash them at any point (why wouldn’t you after all that work) to make sure there are no exposed seams on the wrong side of the napkin.  The threads will unravel in the washer and you will have a huge tangled mess to deal with!

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

Sew the twice-rolled seam with a coordinating thread.  I used off-white.  Sew parallell seams first to help with the corners.  Then sewing the two remaining seams.  Now do this several more times and you have enough napkins for a party!  I made a fleur-de-lis type shape by folding the napkin on the diagonal and inserting the silverware.  Gather up the two other sides and tie with coordinating ribbon.  These were a hit!

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

DIY luncheon napkin tutorial

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