Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial



Here's what you'll needed for 4 napkins:
Four complimentary 20"x20" washed and cut cotton squares
Cutting, ironing and marking supplies
19" diameter template (I made mine just a quarter circle from scrap cardboard)
Serger - or sewing machine that can sew a finishing stitch

For each 20"x20" square...

Using 2 complimentary fabrics, sew down the length...


Grab your washable or disappearing marker....

If you don't have a serger, you can use your sewing machine to make a finishing stitch (like a zig-zag stitch), with the excess fabric cut off.  The idea is to give the edge a bit of a "rough" look that will become more ruffly as the napkin is washed.





and you have....

It's a bit of Christmas magic....



p.s.  We sell our pre-washed and cut 20"x20" fabric squares in the store.


Fabrics used are (l to r):  Tiny Trees, Mini Harlequin, Deck the Halls, That's All Stripe



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