Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins

Get the party started with bright & bold easy-sew napkins.

It’s always fun to punch up party decor with personalized touches, isn’t it? Make your 4th of July festivities special with these easy-sew napkins using some basic Dritz® sewing supplies and brightly colored Timeless Treasures fabrics. Celebrate the colors of the season by mixing and matching bold fabrics with a variety of Dritz® elastics – we’ve got ruched, fold-over and ruffled styles. So many ways to have fun this summer!

Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins

You’ll need these sewing supplies to make these napkins:


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins

1) Cut your fabric into 20″ squares.


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins. Easy to sew and fun to celebrate with. Uses Dritz Ezy-Hem gauge.

2) Using your iron and Ezy-Hem® gauge, press a double 1/2″ hem all the way around your fabric square. Make sure your creases are sharp – you will need them to create the mitered corners.


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins. Easy to sew and fun to celebrate with. Uses Dritz Getta Grip sewing clips.

TIP: Use the clever Getta Grip® sewing clips to hold the creases as you work, and let the pressed edges cool without unfolding. This keeps them sharp!


Sewing Tutorial: Festive Easy-Sew 4th of July Napkins

3) Unfold, and trim off the tip of each corner at a 45º angle at the first 1/2″ fold line.


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins. How to make mitered corners.

4) Press the corner down to the second fold line, and then fold the edges back down using the creases to miter corners.

Don’t worry, this takes a little practice to get it to line up right, but you’ll get it! 

Pin edges and stitch 3/8″ from folded edge.


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins. Easy to sew and fun to celebrate with. Uses Dritz sewing gauge and elastic.

5) We used Dritz® elastics to embellish our napkins. The fold-over and ruched styles are particularly fun. 

You can pin the elastics in place, or use  Wash Away™ Wonder Tape (it’s fast, easy and you can sew right through it). Note: you do not need both the pins and the tape, we just showed both options for you here.

Machine sew your embellishments in place as desired. 


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins. Easy to sew and fun to celebrate with. Uses Dritz cable cord to make nautical knot.

Don’t forget the cording! Use Dritz® Home cable cord to create nautical knots to act as “rings” for your napkins.

Download the PDF at the end of this post to see diagrams showing you how to tie this cute Josephine knot.


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins

Plate them up! Don’t these little lovelies look dynamite?


Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins using Dritz elastic and Timeless Treasures fabric.

A bucket of fun! Roll silverware in your colorful napkins and set them out for guests to serve themselves.


Do you have your list of summer projects underway yet? Please leave us a comment and tell us what you’re doing for fun this summer!

 

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