Sewing Tutorial: Easy-Sew Napkins & Ribbon Holders

Invite friends and family to the table with one-of-a-kind accessories.

Nothing sets a thoughtful table more so than handmade touches. Easy to DIY, yet big on punch, these fabric napkins and ribbon rings deliver a warm welcome to guests. And don’t consider them solely for holidays and parties! Why not make them a part of your daily meal routine? They’re so easy to make, it’ll be fun coming up with a variety of fabric and ribbon combinations that meld with the spirit of each and every gathering. Pull up a chair!

Sewing Tutorial: Easy Sew Napkins and Ribbon Holders

What you’ll need:

*per napkin and ring set


Sewing Tutorial: Easy-Sew Napkins and Ribbon Holders

Each napkin requires a 17” x 17” piece of fabric, so begin by cutting your fabric into individual 17” x 17” squares. Using the hem gauge, double fold the edges of each square ¼” and press to create a crisp edge.


Sewing Tutorial: Easy Sew Napkins and Ribbon Holders

Sew a ¼” topstitch around the edges of each napkin. TIP: Get creative with your stitches and thread colors; have fun giving each napkin its own distinct style!


Sewing Tutorial: Easy-Sew Napkins and Ribbon Holders

Cut 9” of ribbon for each holder and apply Fray Check™ to both ends of each ribbon. TIP: Use a combination of diagonal and V-shaped cuts to mix things up!


Sewing Tutorial: Easy-Sew Napkins and Ribbon Holders

To make individual holders, loop one end of each ribbon through 2 D-rings and apply Liquid Stitch™ to the overlap. Pin to hold in place while drying.

We hope you’ll have as much fun as we did picking out your fabrics and ribbons, and mixing and matching them with your tableware.  Have a favorite platter for entertaining or a go-to set of party ware? Use them as guides when selecting your fabrics. And don’t forget about themed gatherings!  You can set the stage for some wonderfully decorated tables simply by whipping up a batch of these napkins. A great beginning sewing project!

Have a creative table décor idea? Tell us about it!

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