Super Easy DIY Cloth Napkins With Fringe

3 Materials
2 Hours

Be eco-friendly with these pretty DIY cloth napkins with fringes! This sewing tutorial is perfect for beginners because it’s really fast and easy, with just four straight lines to sew! They're also super easy to wash and care for!


  • Any loose-weave fabric of a natural fiber. I love reusing old bedsheets (the white fabric above), but today I’m using colorful linen to show up better in the photos. You will need about 16 x 16” (40 x 40 cm) per napkin.
  • Thread matching the fabric
  • Scissors or other cutting tool
  • Size 80/12 sewing machine needle
  • Tweezers

Start by cutting out your fabric squares from ironed fabric.

Sew around each square with a narrow zigzag stitch and a 1 cm seam allowance. Make sure you don't sew all the way to the edges.

Start pulling the threads out from the fabric along the edges. Tweezers can be helpful, especially when picking out the threads from the very edges.

Once you have one edge started, you'll see the threads start to come out along an adjacent edge.

Continue pulling all threads until the fringe arrives more or less to the stitched lines.

Now make some more so that you'll have extras to use when washing them!

See the full tutorial and video, along with extra tips on how to easily cut and sew the fabric, as well as how to get a straight fringe even when you didn't cut it straight, here on the Cucicucicoo blog! There are also washing instructions!

And also check out this easy beaded napkin ring tutorial! A full set of cloth napkins and napkin holders make a fabulous DIY gift!

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