Sewing: Week Thirty Four: Broadcloth Napkin
Broadcloth napkin – such a great fabric to make napkins out of! The lunch napkins I made this past winter were so fun and they measured about 16×16 – for these napkins I made them bigger so they are more suitable for dinner. The nice neutral colour lends itself to many different styles and is classic.
Let’s get sewing.
What You Need
- 1.5 yards of broadcloth
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
- matching thread
- fray check
- ironing board
First, gather your pre-washed broadcloth and matching thread.
Next, cut the fabric so it’s nice and square. Each broadcloth napkin will measure 18.5×18.5 to start and then finish with an 18×18 napkin, since I’ll be serging off 1/4 of an inch on each side.
Set your serger and ensure your stitch is nice and tight – I used a rolled hem. You’ll want to practice on a scrap so you don’t ruin your good napkin.
Then, serge each edge – I made 6 napkins, so 24 passes of the serger. This project from start to finish took me about 90 minutes. I moved slowly, though, and took my time.
Once you’re done serging each edge, cut the corner threads and fray check them – then iron and press. Iron each napkin and fold nicely.
That’s it – now you’re done and you have a classic broadcloth napkin for dinner.
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to see you again this week – happy sewing!