Christmas Eve mitred napkin tutorial

Light a Candle Canvas in Multi from Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s Moonlit collection has been a favourite of mine since the collection was first revealed. I love how the bright colours pop against the linen background and the beauty in the uncomplicated design. I think it’s a perfect fit for these simple napkins that I sewed up as a birthday gift for my mum. I’m calling them Christmas Eve napkins because I think they will look lovely at a festive family gathering! Read on to see how I made the mitred corners.

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Materials:

Cotton/linen canvas fabric – one metre for every four napkins
Coordinating thread

Cutting:

I used a Habitat napkin as a guide, so my napkins are 42cm square before hemming and you’ll get four out of a metre. Feel free to cut your napkins to any size you wish.

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Pressing and sewing:

To hem, fold and press each edge in 3/8 inch.

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Then fold again and press 1/2 inch.

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To make the mitred corner, unfold each corner and press the corner in 1 5/8″.

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Fold the corner under and press again.

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Refold all of your hems and stitch them down close to the edge.

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When you get to each corner, lift your foot and pivot.

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Repeat as many times as desired.

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And, voila! You have napkins!

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