close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)

Materials

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)

Holiday

Select One (optional)

Season

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens
FaveCrafts.com

Menu

Free Offer
24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Home Decor, and More

Decorate your home, liven up your accessory collection, and transform every day materials from drab to fab with tutorials from this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Springtime DIY Napkins

By: Lynn Spencer from nourishandnestle.com
Springtime DIY Napkins
Springtime DIY Napkins
This image courtesy of nourishandnestle.com

In the Designer's Words: "I am a sucker for nice linens of any sort, but I have true penchant for table linens. This linen love of mine surely is a genetic thing I inherited the gene from my linen-loving, embroidery-embellishing grandma and mom. Ever since I discovered how easy it was to make mitre-edge napkins and add a crochet edge to just about anything, the making of napkins has been in overdrive. The materials indicated are sufficient for 4 15" by 15" napkins."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine

Easy

Materials List

  • 1 yard of 44? wide fabric. I prefer 100% cotton but that’s a personal preference
  • 1 skein/ball of DMC Pearl Cotton Size 5
  • 1 skein/ball Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Size 3
  • Sewing Machine
  • Crochet Hook, size 1
  • Needle
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Piece of cardstock with a line drawn across 1/4? down from stop and another 1/2? down from top. See website for illustration.
  • Disappearing Ink

Instructions

  1. Wash your fabric before you sew, but before you wash it, run a quick stitch with your sewing machine or you will have a unraveled, knotted mess!

  2. Wash and dry your fabric

  3. Iron down, using spray starch, 1/4" on all sides and then iron down,using spray starch, 1/2" on all sides. I found the easiest way to do this part is to have a a piece of cardstock marked at those increments that I could fold the fabric over and iron.

  4. Once you have 1/4" turned over and ironed, and then 1/2" turned over and ironed, it’s time to make your mitred corners. There is a link on my website to a tutorial I did on mitred corners for another project.

  5. Once your mitred corners are done, you may be inclined to sew the hem down. I found it best to wait on this. If you sew it down, all your knots from sewing the backstitch will show. If you’ve starched it well, the crease will remain while you sew in the backstitch and you can sew the hem afterwards.

  6. I made marks every 1 cm around the perimeter of the fabric with the disappearing ink, threaded my needle with the pearl cotton and sewed the backstitch at the edge.

  7. If you aren’t familiar with the back stitch, it’s very simple. There is an illustrated image on my site showing how to do the backstitch.

  8. Once you’ve sewn the backstitch around your napkin, you can get started with putting the crochet edge on. Work 3 single crochets into each back stitch segment. There is a youtube video on my site from another project that will show you how to pick up stitches within each backstitch segment (But remember you’re only putting 3 stitches into each segment, the video indicates 4). You’ll repeat this for each backstitch segment all around your napkin. At your corners, add two extra chain stitches as your turn the corner. In other words, when you get to the last segment before the corner, after you’ve done your 3rd stitch, do two chains before you start the 1st single crochet in the first segment on the next side. Make sense?

  9. Once you’ve gone all the way around, it’s time to start the second row. Essentially what we’re doing on this row is doing a single crochet stitch in the middle of each of the three stitches you just did and then chaining 2 and repeating these three stitches for the entire row. See illustrated instructions on my site.

  10. When you get to each corner chain stitch 3-4 to give the edging the ease it needs.

  11. I have produced a wee video giving a glimpse of how I created the eyelet. I am a firm believer in a picture (or in this case…video) is worth a thousand words. It's on my site and I hope it helps.

  12. To finish it, use your sewing machine to sew down the hem that you had ironed and starched earlier.

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag

Talk about going green! Transform sturdy bags made from recycled materials into storage bags for fruit and vegetables in this tutorial… Continue reading: "Easy Recycled Fruit and Veggie Bag"

 

 

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----