Stitched Edge Napkins

Hi there!  I’m Corey from TinySidekick and I’m excited to be here today to share with you a quick little sewing project that even beginners can do, and give you yet another reason to skip your housework!

I love tiny details that make a space feel extra special and after watching an episode of one of my favorite HGTV shows, The High Low Project, I couldn’t get the stitched edge napkins used in a dining room reveal out of my head.  Who falls in love with napkins?  I guess this girl does.  They caught my eye because they had this neon yellow stitching around the edges and were just plain cool!  Then I must have been on “stitched edge napkin high alert” because I started noticing the trend everywhere.  I had to have some, but this was one of those things I was not going to pay $20 for for 4 napkins.  So I found a better solution to get the same look and it was so simple.

easy stitched edge napkins

Isn’t that pink stitching around the edge so much fun?

stitched edge napkins

I picked up a set of 6 napkins at Home Goods for $7.99 and some neon pink thread at Joann’s.  There were a ton of fun napkin prints to pick from at Home Goods, but I liked that these were mostly white for maximum impact of my bright thread.

I tested a few different stitches on a scrap piece of fabric before I started on my napkins.  Once you have the stitch you like, you are ready to add this fun detail to your napkins.

The trick is to align your napkin so that the needle lands just off the napkin on one side.  The first time I tried this it felt weird, but it is easy and adds really cool detail to the edge of projects.

neon stitched edge napkins

You will start and stop your stitch like normal, just be sure to not go back and forth too much so you don’t get a big blob of thread in one corner.  When you get to a corner, stop your machine with your needle still in the fabric, lift your foot, turn your napkin, then lower your foot and keep going.  (This may seem obvious to you seasoned machine users, but it was an a-ha moment for me awhile back, so I had to share.)

bright stitched edge napkins

And that is it my friends!  I love how these add a pop of color and a fun little detail to my summer table.  We have been dining outside in our new outdoor living space that I’d love for you to see too.

There are some fun details in this space.

Outdoor living room ideas

DIY Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains ||  Upcycled Outdoor Candle Chandelier || An Outdoor Drink Station for $5

A big thank you to Melanie for having me here today!

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