DIY Linen Frayed-Edge Napkins and Nautical-Cable Napkin Rings

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Dress up your table setting by creating your own beautiful coastal inspired linen napkins with a frayed edge for an easy, careful summer tablescape. Links to simple and inexpensive nautical-inspired napkin rings are also included. Elegant ideas to add a special touch to your dinner parties, wedding or shower.
To make six napkins (each approximately 18x18 inches) you'll need one yard of Irish linen fabric. Wash and iron the linen.
Trim off the frayed edges.
Measure and evenly mark the fabric using a piece of textile chalk. With our one yard of fabric we were able to make 6 napkins of about 18" and 18" size.
Sew one line using a sewing machine along each edge (about inch in) using a thread colour of your choice (we chose white for a nice contrast).
Once sewn, re-wash the napkins. The threads will have come off the edges. Gently pull them as far as they'll go and then trim off the loose threads. You may need to repeat this after the next time you wash the napkins.
To make each napkin ring you'll need approximately 5.5 yards of cotton jute twine. Visit the blog for a video of how to make the napkin rings.
To see the beautiful completed project photos and a how-to video, the full supply and supplier list and additional details please visit the blog post.
While there, pick up a copy of our free e-book, "DIY Rustic Home Decor: Seven Simple Ideas to Infuse Nature into Your Home".

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