Sew Your Style: Making Simple Cloth Napkins

Sew simple cloth napkins

Embarking on the adventure of sewing your own napkins is like unlocking a treasure chest of creativity for beginners! It’s a fantastic journey that lets you dive into the world of sewing, mastering essential skills like creating neat hems and sewing perfect seams. Imagine crafting a set of charming napkins in a rainbow of colors and patterns, ready to jazz up your dining table or become heartfelt handmade gifts for your loved ones. So grab a cup of tea (or your preferred beverage) and let’s get sewing!

What is the best fabric to use for cloth napkins?

One of the things I love about making cloth napkins is that they are such a simple way to transform your diner table for every occasion. I like to make my cloth napkins using quilting cotton as there are so many different colors and patterns to choose from. Cloth napkins can be made from many different materials such as cotton, polyester, or linen. 

I find that cotton and linen are more absorbent than polyester. Cotton & linen are also both durable and easy to clean. If you’re new to sewing then I would recommend starting with a quilting cotton first as linen is a little tricker to sew due to its looser weave.

Gather your Supplies

To make cloth napkins you’re going to need:

Steps to Sew Cloth Napkins

Once you have chosen your fabric and gathered your supplies, you can watch the below video from Melly Sews or follow the written instructions here.

Happy Sewing!