Summer Party Napkins

Add personalized napkins for your summer party.

If you’re hosting guests for a summer party add some flair with personalized napkins and a pop of color, and make your table setting look as good as your meal.  Create personalized napkins for your each one of your guests and put your creativity on display.

These personalized napkins make great name place cards, and also a very special take home gift.  Make a few extras to use for serving and other accents throughout the party room. These one of a kind napkins are simple to make so let’s get to it!

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As a Brother Sews Ambassador I get to create all kinds of sewing projects using the BEST sewing and embroidery machines on the market.  There is so much you can do with a Brother sewing and embroidery machine and some fabric! These party napkins add a touch of thoughtfulness to your summer party and give your project tons of personality!

Personalized Napkin on a table setting


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Cotton fabric in coordinating colors and patterns
Rotary cutter and straight edge
Measure tape
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Project supplies

Making it:

You can finish napkins at whatever size you prefer, I made mine a 20 x 20 inch square. You will need enough fabric to make 2 sided napkins for each guest at your party. I get 4 napkin sides out of 1 yard and a ¼ piece of fabric. Pick your fabric and get creative mixing patterns and solids.

Cutting the fabric squares with a straight edge

To start, cut 20.5” x 20.5” squares of fabric – you will need 2 squares per napkin. I used a lighter print for the inside and solid color for the outer layer. The solid outer layer is where I placed the embroidery.

Fabric in the hoop with stabilizerAt the embroidery machine, create your design; choose from the build-in designs on your machine.

Creating a personalized design on the embroidery machine

Design complete on the sewing machine screen

Be sure to add the guest’s name into the design. Where you place the napkin will also be where the guest will sit for the party.

Hoop up your fabric and start the embroidery process.

Embroidery process

Finished embroidering the decorative design with the fabric in the hoop

When all of the embroidery is complete for each napkin, switch out your embroidery machine to the sewing function.

To sew the napkins together, lay the front and back fabric pieces together with the right sides facing each other.

pieces of fabric laying right side to right side

Sew around the outer edge leaving a 3-inch opening. Clip the corners and turn the two pieces right sides out.

Sewing the two sides together Turn the raw edges in and press flat.

Turning fabric right sides out

napkin turned right sides out and ready to be top stitchedChoose a decorative stitch from your built-in stitch selection and top stitch all the way around.  Top stitch all the personalized napkins. Press.

Pressing the fabric

decorative top stitchingAnd there you have it, your project is complete. Each guest can find their seat at the table from their personalized napkin; and they can also take it home as a very thoughtful party favor.personalized napkins for your next get together.

finished napkins foldedBest part of it all, when the party’s over your guests can take these home and you don’t have to do the laundry! So go set the table and enjoy your time together!

Personalized Napkin on a table setting

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