Jul 22

Easy Burlap ‘n Homespun Napkin Rings & Napkins

We are SO excited to have burlap products in the studio now!  Burlap has such amazing texture and it compliments so many other craft materials. It’s stiff enough to hold it’s shape well, yet cooperative enough to be coaxed into just about any craft.  Whether your passion is scrapbooking, home decor crafts, or wedding accessories, burlap just may be your new favorite element.  Visit our Pinterest board, Burlap Inspiration, to see some fun and crafty things other people are doing with burlap.

The girls in the studio have been dreaming up fun projects of our own for the burlap so I’m sure this will be our first of many blogs about burlap.  You will be amazed at how easy this Burlap ‘n Homespun Napkin Ring is to stitch up.  All the materials are available from www.JubileeFabric.com.  Happy Crafting!


Burlap ‘n Homespun Napkin Rings & Napkins, Set of 4

Material List:

* These simple napkins are not lined so it’s important to use “homespun” fabric so that they look great on both sides.    Homespun has no right or wrong side since the pattern is woven into the fabric rather than printed on the fabric.

Assembly Instruction:

  1. Cut 4 strips of the 2″ wide blank burlap ribbon approximately 6.5″ long.
  2. Cut 4 strips of the homespun remnant approximately 2″ wide and 7″ long.
  3. Fold in about 1/2″ on each long side of the homespun strips and press.  Place one fabric strip and one burlap strip end to end folded sides of the fabric strip facing up and the edges overlapped by about 1/2″.  This is hard to describe but take a look at the pic.  It’s easy to see.  Now just stitch these two pieces together about 1/4″ from the raw edge of the burlap.

  4. Lay the fabric strip back over the top of the burlap, press the stitched edge and pin in place.  Be sure to center the fabric strip all the way.
  5. Now stitch along the long edge of both sides of the fabric beginning at the folded end and ending at the raw edge end.
  6. Put a thin line of hot glue on the BOTTOM side of the folded edge end.
  7. Loop up the raw edge end and place it under the finished edge to form a circle and hold in place until the glue sets.
  8. Your first napkin ring is finished!  Repeat with the remaining pieces to make a total of 4 napkin rings.  Embellishments such as a cute wooden button may be stitched on if you wish but these are also very cute just simple as they are.
  9. To make the coordinating napkins, just TEAR one yard of homespun fabric (44″ wide) into four equal parts.  Don’t cut with your scissors, tear them and gently pull loose any strings that are falling out.  Press the edges flat because the tearing will cause them to curl slightly.  Stitch 1/4″ from the edge around the perimeter of each napkin to secure the edges and prevent unwanted fraying.  Each time you wash these, you may have a few more string to pull loose but that will stabilize eventually and the shabby edges look great with the burlap.

Do you think you’ll give this little burlap/homespun project a try?  If you do, send us a picture!  We’d love to share it on our Jubilee Fabric Facebook page.  Sometime in the next month we will be giving away this same Garden Green set of 4 napkin rings and napkins.  The giveaway details will be published on the Facebook page so be sure to “like” our page and visit it often.

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