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Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkins

Free project instructions to create a Christmas tree napkin.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.


Create a stunning look at your Christmas dinner table with embroidered napkins! These unique napkins fold into the shape of a Christmas tree, making them a festive addition to any holiday meal.
 

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/2 yard linen fabric
- 1/2 yard print cotton fabric (quilter's cotton)
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Compass rule
- Air-erase pen or dressmaker's pencil
- Masking tape

Designs used in this tutorial include:
- D9397, Festive Filigree Reindeer
- L5532, Christmas Filigree Antique Ornament
- K6207, Joy, Love, Peace
- K6559, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- D9404, Festive Filigree Star
Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Tape the edges of the linen fabric to hold it in place, then draw a 24" link across the fabric for the embroidered piece.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Measure and mark the center of the line.

Use a compass rule set to 12" to draw a semicircle connecting the ends of the line.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Next, place the start of the ruler at the top right corner. Measure down and mark where 8 1/4" intercects with the curve.

Then on the top straight edge, measure and mark 10 1/2" away from the right corner.

Draw a line connecting the two marks.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Templates are printouts of embroidery designs, and they are excellent tools for planning where to stitch.

Open the embroidery designs in embroidery software and print them to make templates. If you don't have software, try Wilcom's TrueSizer, a free program.

Position
the template to the right of the line, 1" from each side of the shape and 1 1/2" from the bottom. Align the vertical axis line with the point at the top of the shape.

Mark the center point and the horizontal and vertical axis lines.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Remove the tape from the fabric.

Hoop the fabric with one piece of cutaway stabilizer, aligning the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Attach the hoop to the machine, and load the design.

Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point.

Embroider the design. Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle when stitching on linen.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Lay the embroidered piece on top of the quilter's cotton fabric right sides together. Pin in place.

Cut around the shape of the front piece.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Sew a 1/3" seam along the outer edges of the fabric leaving about 4" open along the top edge.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams with an iron.

Also, turn the fabric of the opening in 1/4" and press.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Top stitch a 1/8" seam along the entire outer edge of the napkin.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

To fold the napkin, lay it flat with the embroidered side facing up.

Fold the napkin lengthwise, right sides together, with the top right corner about 2 1/2" from the top left corner.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Then, fold the top right corner back again and align the straight edges together. Press the fold.

Fold the left side to the back, align the straight edges together, and press.

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Dress up your holiday table with these fresh and fun napkins. They're perfect for adorning your table for Christmas dinner!

Free project instructions to create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkin.

Make a set of napkins to match any decor or theme. These napkins feature Christmas carol designs that make the table sing!

Embroidered Christmas Tree Napkins



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Products used in this Project:

Festive Filigree Reindeer $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 5.63" | 3.35" x 3.86"

Festive Filigree Star $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 5.61" | 3.37" x 3.84"

Joy Love Peace Christmas Tree $4.99 - $6.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.98" x 9.01" | 5.17" x 7.80" | 4.55" x 6.85"

Christmas Filigree Antique Ornament $2.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.39" x 6.86" | 2.48" x 3.86"