How To Make….Table Napkins!


With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about your festive dining table! You can get lots of lovely paper napkins with beautiful seasonal designs, but I think a hand made napkin adds an extra special touch!

They are quite easy to make and you will need the following (this will make four napkins, 40cm square).

90cm cotton fabric

Matching thread

Sewing Machine




Marking pencil/chalk

First, cut four 42cm squares from your fabric.

Take the first square and place right side down. Fold up one side 6mm and press in place.


Fold up 6mm again and press in place.

Repeat for the other 3 sides.

Open up the folded edges and draw a diagonal line with your marker across the corner where the crease lines meet.


Repeat for the other 3 corners.

Refold all four sides in on the first fold line only.

With right sides together, fold the square diagonally making sure the front and back marked lines match.


Stitch along the chalk line then repeat for the remaining corners. Trim the excess fabric from each corner to within 6mm of the stitched line.


Turn the corner right side out, press and repeat for the remaining 3 corners.


Turn the edges of the square in along the second fold line and press in place.

Top stitch all around the edge, keeping close to the fold line. Start in the middle of a side and when you get to a corner, leave the needle down, lift the presser foot, pivot around to the next side, lower the foot and continue.


Repeat all of the above steps for the other 3 squares and you’ve made a napkin set!


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Sarah – Web Assistant


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