Sew Up Customized Cloth Napkins In 5 Easy Steps

Advertisement / YouTube


Easy Cloth Napkins

Sometimes I want to skip out on sewing up huge, intricate projects, but that doesn’t mean I want to sew something up that I can’t use. I need something simple and useful, please!


Instead of taking a super long time to do some intricate, huge project, why not do something simple that you’re guaranteed to use all the time? Luckily, I found a video tutorial that does just that.¬†made a video tutorial that gives any sewing enthusiast a quick and useful project to do… some cloth napkins!¬†Every table setting needs napkins, and they make a fast and easy project.

What could be better than that? If you wanna get started on your own, first you’ll need to gather your supplies. Luckily, you don’t need much at all!

Along with a sewing machine, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 piece of cotton print fabric (1 yard)
  • 1 piece of broadcloth fabric (1 yard)
  • thread
  • ruler
  • sewing gauge (optional)
  • fabric marker
  • scissors
  • pins
  • iron for pressing

How It’s Done

The coolest thing about this technique is how many projects you can use it with. Tablecloths, napkins, blankets, curtains and more can be made with this simple technique.

Today, we’ll be making napkins, and it’s super easy to do. Start by pre-washing and ironing your fabric. Then, measure your fabric.

Clara cuts hers 21 inches squared to create a 1″ border around the other piece of fabric, so make yours whatever size you need to do the same. She’ll end up with an 18″ square napkins.

Cut your second fabric 1/2″ smaller than your finished dimensions, meaning for the 18″ napkins, you’ll cut 17 1/2″, and so on. Fold the outer fabric over 1/4″ to 1/2″ then press it.

Fold it over again to however wide you’d like the border to be, then iron it. Repeat this for all of the corners.

Now that you’ve got it folded, it’s time to sew. Check out Clara’s video below to see how that’s done. Then, you’ll have some brand new napkins!