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Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial by Sew Caroline

Posted by  ·  November 3, 2013  ·  Last Updated: May 23, 2016

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Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I blog over at SewCaroline.com where you can expect to find a variety of handmade goodness such as DIYs, handmade fashion, and sewing tips. I am so excited to be a part of the Bake, Craft, Sew Along this year!

Today I am really excited to share with you one of my favorite tutorials: Christmas Tree Napkins. They are a family favorite around the holidays over in our neck of the woods, so I hope you enjoy!

Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial

S U P P L I E S:

(to make 4 napkins)

-2 coordinating half yards of fabric

-coordinating thread

-sewing machine

I N S T R U C T I O N S:

Take your two half yards of fabric and keep them folded together and layer them on top of one another.

Step One: Cut out a large circle through the four layers of fabric. I used a large pyrex lid as a guide, but they need to be approximately 18″ in diameter.

Step Two: Fold the four pieces of fabric in half and cut down the center creating eight half circles.

Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial

Step Three: Match the eight half circles with another half circle of a different fabric. Place them right sides together and pin.

Step Four: Sew almost all the way around the half circles, pivoting at the corners and leaving about a 1.5″ opening for turning.

Step Five: Clip the corners, turn right side out, and press.

Step Six: Fold using the diagram below, press, and you’re all set for Christmas dinner!

Christmas Tree Napkin Tutorial

Enjoy your new napkins! Visit SewCaroline.com for sewing tips, DIYs, and lots and lots of handmade fashion! xo

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  1. Tina Syphers
    Monday, April 15th, 2019
    Christmas tree napkin tutorial was so easy. What a nice craft to give away at Christmas. Either a set of four or a set of eight. Get 8 napkin rings and you are all set.
    Thanks for the patterns.
  2. Mary Grace Yates
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    Love thus idea and have made several sets for gifts. Thank you for sharing!
  3. Mary
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
    Is this a downloadable tutorial= I cannot get it to download. Thank you very much. These napkins are lovely and I would love to make some.
  4. Sherb
    Monday, November 11th, 2013
    Love the tree napkin I'm going to make my daughter a set for Christmas gift ..Thank you for the great tutorial and the pattern..
  5. Sally
    Monday, November 4th, 2013
    For my 18th birthday, my mom made me a scrapbook of memories we had shared together. It was so sweet.
  6. Tina
    Monday, November 4th, 2013
    What a cute idea! These would make wonderful gifts as well as for Christmas dinners.
    Thank you for sharing!
  7. Terri Womack
    Monday, November 4th, 2013
    Such a fun tutorial. Even I can do this. Thank-you.
  8. Monday, November 4th, 2013
    I would like to try with my boyfriend for this Christmas. Thanks for sharing this.
  9. Julia
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
    I know just the lady who needs these!
  10. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
    How cute! I'm for sure going to make these napkins. They look pretty easy to make with not a whole lot of materials. Thanks for sharing!
  11. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
    Fun table setting idea!! I've linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:
  12. Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
    These are so awesome. What a fabulous idea! I am making some for sure!