Easy DIY Cloth Napkins
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Materials for One Napkin
Yardage and cutting instruction are for 42" of usable fabric width.
- 18×21" piece (fat quarter) green print
- Water- or air-soluble marking pen
Finished size: 17" square
From green print, cut:
- 1—18" square
VIDEO: How to Sew Cloth Napkins
1. Lay green print 18" square right side down. Referring to Diagram 1, at each corner measure in 1"; use a water- or air-soluble marking pen to mark a dot. From each edge, measure in 1/2" and mark lines.
2. Referring to Diagram 2, fold in one corner of square to dot, press, unfold, and trim 1/4" away from crease. Repeat in remaining corners.
3. Referring to Diagram 3, fold in each corner and edge of square 1/4" so raw edges just touch marked lines; press.
4. Referring to Diagram 4, fold each edge in another 1/4" so corners are mitered. If necessary, use your fingers to manipulate folds until they abut in a miter. Pin folded edges in place.
5. Stitch square 1/8" from inside edges to hem and complete napkin (Diagram 5).