March 27, 2012
DIY Cloth Napkins and Tea Towels with Mitered Corners
I hope you enjoy this sweet tutorial for sewing napkins (or tea towels) with tidy, mitered corners. My Mom & I have gone a bit play kitchen mad and we sewed mini tea towels and mini quilted pot holders for the play kitchen I made. Although the finished products are wee, you can use the same techniques to create larger tea towels or make pretty cloth napkins.
How to sew cloth napkins and tea towels with mitered corners:
Start by ironing and cutting out your fabric. Then fold, iron and measure your edges once, and then turn them over once again and iron, for a tidy edge:
Do this all the way around your fabric. Then gently unfold your ironed edges and take a look at where the folding has created a square. Fold the corner in toward the fabric at that point and iron it in place:
Next, test out your mitered corner before making any cuts. To make the miter, trim the edge of the corner:
Then re-fold the edges iron back into place, like this:
Pin into place:
Finally, sew along the edge. When you have sewn all the way around, tie off the thread. You can also do a second row of decorative stitching.
And ta da! Depending on the size, you've created a pretty cloth napkin . . .
or mini kitchen accessories for a play kitchen . . .
You can use this tutorial to create a mitered edge on almost any sewing project, from tea towels to table cloths - anything that is square or rectangular!
Don't forget to check out the finished DIY play kitchen, the quilted mini pot holder tutorial, and my DIY project gallery for more great sewing tutorials.
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