You know those neat, crisp corners on quilts and professionally sewn napkins that you look at and say “I could never do that?” You’re not alone; we’ve been there! We’re pleased to report that mastering mitered corners is easier than you may think, especially when you’ve got the right fabric. Our brand new Lightweight Cotton Twill (perfect for reusable napkins and table linens) has just enough structure to make crisp corners, but is light enough to be easy breezy to work with. It prints vibrantly and is brilliantly wash fast, so your new napkins will hold up. Follow along as we reveal the secret to sewing crisp, perfect mitered corners.
Celebrate friendship and the people who stick with you through thick and thin with this adorable DIY Birds of a Feather Friendship Napkin. The perfect gift for those who flock together, this DIY napkin takes only a few minutes to sew up and is great for beginners and experts, alike. Add some cuteness to any setting and celebrate friendship with your closest pals!
Our exclusive DIY Gift includes:
- 1 fat quarter of Organic Cotton Sateen featuring our limited-run designs
- A lovely postcard of printed instructions for finishing your project.
This project always ships within two days.
What happens when you mix ice cream and watercolor? Beautiful DIY napkin projects, that’s what! During the hot & sticky heat of summer, few things are as delicious and refreshing as ice cream. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve combined it with another thing we love, watercolor, to create our newest (and dare we say sweetest?) DIY napkin project.
Let’s face the facts: you’re going to be going on lots of picnics this summer. And hosting barbecues, birthday parties, reunions, back-yard cookouts. That’s a lot of paper napkins you’ll be throwing away! Add some eco-friendly pizzazz to your next picnic with our newest DIY napkin project. Featuring a classic red gingham picnic tablecloth pattern on one side and a selection of picnic food favorites on the other, this watermelon-and-lemonade-covered print will transform any gathering into celebration of sweet treats and summer warmth.
We asked designers this week to use wax crayons and a scanner to create centered patterns that can be printed and hemmed to make cloth napkins. You'll see that the sizing in these entries is a bit all over the place, but we decided not to exclude any because they weren't exactly 18-inch squares. We did, however, pull out designs that were not set up to be intact napkin patterns that could be cut & sewn individually. There were some terrific crayon-drawn fabric designs that we removed because they were set up to repeat and thus did not quite fit the guideline for creating a napkin pattern. Nevertheless, our contest this week includes some designs that would not only be great as napkin sets, but might work even better for accent pillow covers. This is a fun contest and also serves as a great way to try your hand at designing fabric for the first time.
The participants this week are:
- "Only the Best for You" Custom Napkins – Crayon Drawn by flinchumcreations
- 10 Minutes with a Blue Crayon by twobloom
- 18" botanical napkin by endemic
- 18" cloth napkin pattern by rupydetequila
- 18" Napkin by pond_ripple
- 18Napkin_TurkishTeapot by corinnevail
- a Tree for all Seasons by rabble
- Abstract Swirlique napkin by edsel2084
- Ace_Napkin by divawitch
- All the colors in the box by haleystudio