Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to Make: Christmas Tree Napkins

Supplies & Tools:

  • Cotton quilting fabrics, 1/2 yd each for 2 napkins: 1 light holiday print, 1 dark holiday print
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron & ironing surface
  • Poster board cut to 17" diameter circle
  • Fine-line permanent fabric marker

Directions (printable directions here):

  1. With right sides together, pin light and dark quilting fabrics together. Use the poster board circle as a template and trace two circles on the back side of one of the fabrics. Cut the fabric in half to separate the circles.  
  2. Sew on the traced outline of each circle. Leave a small opening on each for turning. Trim the seam allowance to within 1/4" of the seam.
  3. Turn inside out, press and stitch the opening closed.
  4. Use the fine-line marker to write a favorite Christmas carol or other holiday-themed message around the outer edge of the light-colored side of each napkin.
  5. Fold the napkin in half with a little of the darker fabric showing at the open end. Starting 5" from one end of the fold, fold back and forth four times making pie-shaped wedges that stack up large to small forming the tree shape.

Skill Level 2:
Some experience necessary

Approximate Crafting Time: 
1½ hours for 2 napkins

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