Monday, January 28, 2013

embroidered napkin DIY


Boring napkins just aren't as fun as sassy embroidered napkins. Send your friends a message by handing them one of these handmade napkins. Here is the DIY:

You'll need: a bunch of scrap fabric, cardboard, scissors, pins, a pencil, embroidery floss, and a needle & thread (optional-a sewing machine).


First you'll need to make a template out of cardboard. I made all of my napkins 8.5 by 8.5 inches, though you can make them whatever size you like. Measure it on your cardboard and cut it out.


You'll need to decide how many napkins you'd like to make. I made six, but you can decide how many you want however you want. Maybe you want to make enough so each of your roommates can have one or enough for one for each person in your family. Once you have decided, cut out that many squares of plain white fabric and that many squares of fun printed fabric.


Next pick out phrases or words to write on each of your napkins. I chose slob, you're a mess, ew, gross, wipe your face, dirty, and clean yourself up. Write these (or your own) in cursive on each of the white squares in pencil. Then embroidered each of them. I did this while driving around Kansas over winter break. It was the perfect road trip activity.


Once all of your napkins are carefully embroidered, lay one face up and lay a printed square face down on top of it. Then sew around the edges leaving a small space on one edge to turn it right side out. Do this for all of your napkins.

Then turn each of them right side out and sew the gap closed.


For a special touch, I turned them inside out and embroidered around the edge to make it just a little cuter. You don't have to do this though. Then use and enjoy! They work great for little picnics outside, plus they are reusable so they are better for the earth, and we like that.


Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, totally obsessed. Adore this post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

Kati said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
Love your napkins a lot! So fun!

Have a lovely day,

Brewed Together said...

Totally just pinned these! So cute. :)

The Photogramps said...

Super cute, ladies. Love this idea!

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