How to Sew Napkins
Beginner | 20 min 21 sec
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In this class, Liana Allday shares three different ways to make and finish cloth napkins. Learn how to make playful fringed-edge napkins, faux rolled-hem farmhouse napkins, and classic mitered corner napkins. Whether you’re throwing an extravagant dinner party or making a batch to give as a gift, Liana shares how easy it is to select fabrics that will cater to your occasion. These napkins require minimal sewing, making them the perfect skill-building project for beginners.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 yard of 44” wide fabric will give you about four 16” dinner napkins or nine 10” cocktail napkins. Liana suggests using a machine-washable cotton or linen blend (for the fringed-edge napkin Liana uses a cotton-linen blend called a toweling fabric).
  • Cutting mat
  • Clear gridded ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Snips
  • Fabric shears
  • All-purpose thread (Liana uses a variety of colors that match her fabrics)
  • Pins and pincushion
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine
Learn how to:
  • Fringe the edges of fabric by creating a stitch-line barrier and pulling the warp and weft threads
  • Make farmhouse napkins by sewing along the edge of your fabric with a wide zigzag stitch
  • Sew mitered corners and create a clean hemline finish for classic dinner napkins
What You'll Get: 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on how to make cloth napkins three different ways
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Angelee Kumar
3 cute edging ideas for napkins
November 19, 2022
Diane Richards
directions very clear to follow
November 10, 2022
Debra Bastedo
Loved miter corner instruction!
November 9, 2022