Fall Owl Napkins

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Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Today I am sharing how to make some festive Fall Owl Napkins, perfect for your dining table this holiday season. Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Set of napkins, for today's project I am showing a set of 4. I made my napkins out a yard of linen/cotton blend fabric. There are many great tutorials online - or pick up a set at your local store.
  • 1 Fat Quarter of Timeless Treasures - Funky Owls in Cream
  • Heat n Bond Iron on Adhesive
  • Coordinating thread - I used a cream color
  • Iron, Ironing board
  • Scissors

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Follow the directions for the Heat n Bond to adhere to the owl fabric. Once the fabric cools take your scissors and cut around each owl you would like to use leaving a small amount of cream as a border (this is where you will stitch).

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Fold your napkin how you would like it to be at the dinner table. Peel off the backing paper and position your owl on your napkin.

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

To keep my napkins uniform I measured 1 inch from the bottom of each one.

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Now you will iron your owl to the napkin.

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Now you have your owls ready to go to the sewing machine!

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

I chose to use a very small zig zag stitch to outline each owl. Matching your thread to the cream border of the owl makes it less visible to imperfections as you sew.

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

And there you go! If you choose to buy napkins this is a very quick project. Making napkins is a very cost effective way and it lets you choose a color that better matches your owls. The instructions I use for napkin making is found here, I modified it a bit to accommodate using 1 yard of fabric - 1 yard yields 4 napkins.

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Fall Owl Napkin Tutorial

Thanks for stopping by friends!

-Nicole