How to Sew Linen Napkins

how to sew linen napkins

I found this fabric at Joann’s in the Red Tag section, and I’m obsessed! Love this floral print 🙂 I decided to make some linen napkins and maybe sell them in the etsy shop later! Unfortunately, they only had enough for 4 napkins. I’ll keep searching for pretty fabric!

For Dinner Napkins: Finished size is 20″ square. Cut fabric squares at 23.”

ironing linen

You’ll be doing a lot of ironing in this project, so make sure you have a good iron with steam!

How to sew linen napkins

  1. Start by pressing 2 seams: Press a 1/2″ seam around all four edge, then press a 1″ seam from the folded edge
    Sorry if my ironing board cover is a little distracting….
    pressing seams on linen napkins pressing seams on linen napkins
  2. Unfold the second seam and turn in the corners, lining up the pressed seams and press this diagonal seam.
    fold in the corners
  3. Now fold the napkin diagonally and sew along that corner seam.
    linen napkin -fold the napkin diagonally sew along the corner seam
  4. Trim off the corner to 1/4″ and press open the seam
    press open the diagonal seam
  5. Flip the corner right side out to see the perfect mitered corner 🙂
    prefect mitered corner
  6. Press one last time!
  7. Stitch down the large seam one inch from the edge, or very close to the edge of the large seam.
    sewing linen napkins on my singer featherweight

These napkins make a great housewarming or hostess gift, and they’re perfect for spring! 🙂

handmade linen napkins on table top

I found a few more linen fabrics that would make pretty table linens on Amazon….

linens selections for sewing napkins

  1. Plaid: I use plaid table linens for holidays, but this pink and orange pattern is great for the warmer seasons!
  2. Love these classic stripes
  3. Gingham would also be great for a table runner to give that picnic-y feel
  4. Honey Honey collection: I just found this out-of-print fabric line on etsy in linen, and it’s so pretty! I’ll be on the hunt for larger quantities

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