I lifted this tutorial from my other, sadly neglected, blog Daisey Jayne. Here’s a step by step tutorial that I put together to make cloth napkins with beautiful mitered corners. Once you learn this you’ll never go back to those chunky, awkward folded corners! What a relief!!
Gather some cotton or linen fabric. I cut four 17″ squares to make 16″ square napkins so be sure to buy enough fabric for as many as you’d like to make.
I cut my fabric square 17″ for a 16″ square napkin.
Now iron a 1″ hem all around.
Open up the 1″ hem and draw a line from crease to crease as in the below picture.
Do this for all four corners and then cut corners off on line.
Next up, fold fabric to line up with previously ironed creases as in next photo.
Now fold over edge 1/2″ to meet inside crease and iron, repeat this for all four sides, see next photo.
Now fold over again 1/2″ to form the final hem and mitered corners.
Now sew as close to edge as possible, I sewed 1/8″ away from the edge. Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.
Done! These are quick and fun to sew and would make such a wonderful gift.
finished napkin! Give it a try and let me know how it goes.