15 Minute DIY to Try: Fabric Cocktail Napkins Idea

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Learn how to make these DIY fabric cocktail napkins in just a few minutes! Click through for the tutorial. #napkins #cocktail #cocktailnapkins #diy #tutorial #sewing #sewingtutorial #sewingproject
I really love the square shape of paper cocktail napkins for parties, etc. But the cloth ones seem to be a bit harder to find. So, we DIYed our own set in my fave color combo at the moment and added a few extra details (fringe and embroidered designs) to make them a bit more special.

Click through to see how a simple piece of linen turned into these reusable, washable cocktail napkins for any occasion, including everyday.

Learn how to make these DIY fabric cocktail napkins in just a few minutes! Click through for the tutorial. #napkins #cocktail #cocktailnapkins #diy #tutorial #sewing #sewingtutorial #sewingproject

Materials

  • linen fabric (less than a yard)
  • embroidery floss and needle (if desired)
  • sewing machine

Instructions

1. Start by measuring 5 inch squares on linen and mark before cutting. You’ll need two squares per cocktail napkin. Pin the two squares together, so they line up perfectly all the way around.

2. Start a half inch in from the napkin’s edge and sew straight lines on all four sides, forming a square. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

3. Remove from sewing machine and trim excess thread. Then fringe the edges all the way around on both sides of the napkin by pulling threads one at a time from the weave of the fabric (as shown in photo).

4. Once finished, hand embroider with any design or phrase if desired. And they’re ready to use.

Learn how to make these DIY fabric cocktail napkins in just a few minutes! Click through for the tutorial. #napkins #cocktail #cocktailnapkins #diy #tutorial #sewing #sewingtutorial #sewingproject

Learn how to make these DIY fabric cocktail napkins in just a few minutes! Click through for the tutorial. #napkins #cocktail #cocktailnapkins #diy #tutorial #sewing #sewingtutorial #sewingproject

Learn how to make these DIY fabric cocktail napkins in just a few minutes! Click through for the tutorial. #napkins #cocktail #cocktailnapkins #diy #tutorial #sewing #handembroidered #embroidered #sewingtutorial #sewingproject

Sewing Emma Spear // Photography Brittni Mehlhoff

Are you a fan of reusable napkins like these? What about the fringe? Heck yes or hell no?

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9 comments | Click here to reply

That is such a cool idea. I never would have thought of that.
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Courtney | February 6th, 2018 at 11:08 am

Thanks Courtney. It’s really easy too! If you can sew a straight line, you can make these guys in minutes! 🙂

Brittni | February 6th, 2018 at 11:15 am

What beautiful colors, and I do love those tiny embellishments!
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Michelle | February 6th, 2018 at 11:17 am

Thanks Michelle. The linen I found was so pretty for this one.

Brittni | February 6th, 2018 at 1:36 pm

I would definitely try these… any color, any decoration. I think maybe I’ll make some for my daughters. The nice thing about a fabric coaster is that it really absorbs the moisture, as opposed to others where the condensation collects on top. Thanks for sharing!
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Seana Turner | February 7th, 2018 at 9:57 am

This would be a great project to do with your daughters, Seana.

Brittni | February 9th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

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Yeah
Have a new sewing machine.
Now to learn how to use it so I CAN sew a straight line lol.
These are beautiful, and useful!
Perfect combo!

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