Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to: Elegant Party Napkins

Project and photo courtesy of
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Skill Level 2: Some sewing experience needed

Approximate Crafting Time: 1 1⁄2 hours for four

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:• Cotton fabric – 1/2 yd. makes two napkins
• Basic sewing supplies
• Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
• Sewing machine with 1 spool of matching thread
• Fray Check
• Iron
• Flowers of choice
• Trims or Ribbon of choice


1. Cut fabric into 18" squares.

2. Using sewing machine: Turn edges under 1/8" then another 1/8" and sew with a straight stitch.

3. Place a drop of Fray Check at each corner and allow to dry.

4. Trim corners.

5. Fold napkins in different styles: Fold accordion style and tie at bottom, fold with a pocket to tuck in flowers or stems, gather in center and tie. Get creative!

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