They would also make a lovely gift!
When looking for fabric for cloth napkins, you need to keep in mind that they will be heavily used.
Cotton fabrics are a great choice as they wash easily and are soft and absorbent.
I don’t believe I will iron the napkins unless we have company:).
I used my cutting mat and rotary cutter to measure perfectly.
Hemming in this way gives your napkins a really finished look.
Use your iron to press the hem first…this really helps!
First, you will need to fold down the corners.
Measure 1.5 inches from the tip of the corner down each edge.
Fold down on these marks to make a triangle.
Press each corner down.
Snip off about a 1/2 inch of the triangle.
Press down each side about a half inch.
Repeat on all four sides. You may have to adjust things a bit to make everything fit perfectly.
The two hems should meet nicely in the middle like this…
Now, pin everything in place and stitch around the inside seam first.
This is what it will look like on the finished side.
I like to stitch a second seam along the outside edge to secure the corners down.
You could also make a small hem along the mitered seam instead.
And that’s it!
Enjoy your day!