Sunday, February 26, 2012

return on creativity: fabric napkin rings

Fabric napkin rings are a great idea for using up scraps of fabric that you love.

Here's how to make your own fabric napkin rings.

1.  Cut two rectangles of fabric measuring nine inches by three inches for each ring.

2.  Stitch two rectangles together.  I used my serger to stitch two wrong sides together.  If you don't have a serger you could turn down the edges of each rectangle a quarter inch and steam with an iron.  Then put wrong sides together and top stitch around all sides of the rectangle.

3.  Sew a button hole one inch in from the edge of the napkin ring.

4.  Sew a button six inches from the button hole.  (I learned how to sew buttons with my sewing machine for this project.  Holy cow!  So easy!  I followed my sewing machine manual, but here is a great tutorial.  Seriously...why did I ever sew a button by hand?)

That's it!  You are done.  Below are some of the napkin rings I made that are for sale in my shop.

Happy sewing and thanks for reading!



so beautiful :)

laxsupermom said...

What a great idea! I love simple projects like these! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

Lovely idea! They look so pretty. Maggie xx

Leah Koenig said...

Love this!!! I'm always looking for new uses for my serger... mainly because I don't know how to use it correctly! So efficient too... I save all my scraps! Thanks for sharing!
found you on Craft-O-Maniac
Visiting from Well Rounded,

creativejewishmom/sara said...

great project and great to see you on Craft schooling Sunday!

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