Dinner parties at home won’t be complete without fancy cloth napkins you’ve made yourself. Add a touch of personality to the dinner table with these cloth napkin ideas you can give a try!
Beautiful Cloth Napkins Fit For Any Occasion
If you’ve never sewn your own cloth napkins, I’ve got a couple of reasons here to convince you otherwise. One of the things I love about them is I can turn my favorite fabrics into table napkins and add my personal touches to them like leaf stamps and special embroidery. I also like that I can mix and match my cloth napkins with my other dinner table set-up. So if you’re in need of ideas to get you started, knock yourselves out with these!
1. Fall-Inspired Cloth Napkins
We’re welcoming fall season with great cheer. And if you’re planning to host a party soon or perhaps, on Thanksgiving Day, then this is basic cloth napkin project you can start with. The secret is in finding the right fabric design that fits the season perfectly. Further, if you know the basic way of sewing cloth napkins, you can start getting more creative on your own.
2. Mitered Corner Cloth Napkins
Now that you know the basic way of sewing cloth napkins, you can try making one with mitered corners. Essentially, it’s the same cloth napkin, except if you use this technique, you’re going to have more pointy corners. I know some people are quite particular about it, and it does make the napkin look more elegant. So if you’re up for it, you can check this idea out.
3. Dinner Party Glam Cloth Napkins
Impress your guests with these glam and chic dinner party cloth napkins! It’s really simple to make them, but then again, the glam factor will depend on the fabric you choose. May I suggest using something with metallic prints? Those accents always complement the fancy dinnerware.
4. Floral Mood Cloth Napkins
Spring may be over, but if you’re in a flowery mood, then don’t let the season stop you! Floral-printed cloth napkins are a staple in table napkin collections. There’s something about flowers that really lightens up the mood and make the table setting more vibrant! These designs work great with simple or extravagant set-ups!
5. Linen Cloth Napkins
Most often, what we use for cloth napkins is the cotton fabric. But if you want to sew linen fabric, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. I have three workable ideas here you might want to try: Frayed, folded, and serged. Each one has its own design so sew what you think is best for your table setting.
6. Back-to-Back Cloth Napkins
Back-to-back cloth napkins is a chic idea if you want to use two beautiful fabrics on a piece of a table napkin. There’s a technique to make this work and make it look seamless. So if you’re undecided on what fabric to use or maybe, you have two pieces of fabrics to complement each other beautifully, then this is the project you should take on.
7. Watercolor Fabric Napkins
By now, you already know the basic steps of making cloth napkins. So, what you need to learn next is how to design your napkins in a fancier and more personal way. One of the techniques I love is creating a watercolor effect through painting. You don’t really use watercolor on this one (because it will wash away) but instead, you will use ink and fabric paint to achieve a watercolor effect. Genius!
8. Leaf-Stamped Napkins
Stamping is another great way to personalize your cloth napkins. Sometimes, we just can’t find the fabric we have in mind. In cases like this, that shouldn’t stop you from designing your own fabric. It’s an affordable and creative way of making new fabric designs, and it’s not just for cloth napkins too. This fall season, make it a point to try out these leaf-stamped napkins.
9. Heart-Stitched Cloth Napkins
I was looking for Valentine’s Day-inspired cloth napkin and found this lovely idea. Instead of looking for fabric with heart designs or anything like that, why don’t you just make heart stitches on the cloth napkin? They’re cute and simple napkin accents and won’t limit these napkins to just Heart’s Day!
10. Monogram Cloth Napkins
On top of my list are monogram cloth napkins because I believe every household should have a set. I already have a set of embroidered monogram, but I’m also going to give these inked ones a try. It’s best to use a neutral-colored plain napkin to make the monogram stand out. Keep it classy by using a neutral color for the ink too. You can never go wrong with a black-and-white combo!
11. Linen Lace Napkins
This is probably the prettiest and cutest napkins from this bunch, and I think it’s perfect for those tea parties you’ll host with the ladies. Polka dots, laces, and linen fabric shows what shabby chic is all about. So if you’re into vintage or rustic table settings, this will be a great addition to your collection.
Now that you have your DIY cloth napkins, it’s time to learn the different napkin folding techniques from ClaCali:
When preparing for a house party, you have to cover all your bases. The food should taste heavenly. Everyone should sit comfortably. And your table set-up should be exquisite. It’s all about providing a complete dining experience — one your guests will greatly appreciate. So if you want to have the best-looking cloth napkins on your dinner table, go ahead and make one on your own. This Christmas, you can give them as presents, too!
Which cloth napkin idea is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!