Beginner | 20 min 21 sec
In this class, Liana Allday shares three different ways to make and finish cloth napkins. Learn how to make playful fringed-edge napkins, faux rolled-hem farmhouse napkins, and classic mitered corner napkins. Whether you’re throwing an extravagant dinner party or making a batch to give as a gift, Liana shares how easy it is to select fabrics that will cater to your occasion. These napkins require minimal sewing, making them the perfect skill-building project for beginners.
Learn how to:
- Fringe the edges of fabric by creating a stitch-line barrier and pulling the warp and weft threads
- Make farmhouse napkins by sewing along the edge of your fabric with a wide zigzag stitch
- Sew mitered corners and create a clean hemline finish for classic dinner napkins
- Step-by-step expert instruction on how to make cloth napkins three different ways
- 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 yard of 44” wide fabric will give you about four 16” dinner napkins or nine 10” cocktail napkins. Liana suggests using a machine-washable cotton or linen blend (for the fringed-edge napkin Liana uses a cotton-linen blend called a toweling fabric).
- Cutting mat
- Clear gridded ruler
- Rotary cutter
- Fabric shears
- All-purpose thread (Liana uses a variety of colors that match her fabrics)
- Pins and pincushion
- Iron and ironing surface
- Sewing machine
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