Table top napkins

Table top napkins


Table tops

Make these table top napkins as gifts or to decorate your Christmas table.

You will need

(Makes 6 napkins)

  • 1.2m x 80cm fabric (in either a plain colour or to match a theme)
  • embroidery cotton (in various colours)
  • embellishments: ribbon, lace, beads, sequins; fabric paint, pieces of fabric cut into shapes, etc.

To make

  1. Cut the fabric into 6 x 40cm x 40cm squares.
  2. Overlock or seam the edges.
  3. Work out a colour scheme to match your dinner service or special occasion.
  4. To decorate or personalise each napkin, you can either:  sew an assortment of beads or buttons in one of the corners  sew lace or ribbon around the edges paint or iron on initials
    in one of the corners flat-stitch ribbon into a pattern, or  sew on a fabric heart using embroidery cotton.

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Note Your napkin is a clean canvas – have fun and play with various designs.

Magazine issue date: December, 2011

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.