linen napkins

I love napkins as gifts, and these might be my favorites so far!

(And I should mention, that if anyone is looking for a last minute gift idea, this one might be a good one! Aside from a bit of ironing, they’re pretty quick to make, and always provide a great result!)

I used this tutorial from the Purl Bee. I had some of this linen left over from the backing of this quilt, and I went with backings/bindings in similar colors as those used in the Purl Bee tutorial (why mess with a good thing, right?!)

Before stitching up the edges, I decided to add a bit of hand stitching, inspired by this tutorial. I think it’s a fun little added touch!

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22 Responses to linen napkins

  1. 1
    Lisa says:

    Those are very sweet….simple with a burst of color. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessy says:

    Fabulous! I love the addition of the hand stitching. I JUST finished a set of 14 of these from the same tutorial, but I used the blue/green/gray range from DS’s Hope Valley. I think I am in love – and you are right: aside from a little ironing, they are easy and quick.

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    I’ve always liked that tutorial – thanks for the reminder! Your embroidery looks great.

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    Emmmylizzzy says:

    These are lovely and I’m sure anyone would love to receive them as a gift. I know I would!

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    Beth says:

    Just beautiful! My SIL would love them…hmmmm.

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    Tara says:

    these would be perfect for a friend’s bridal shower that i’m throwing next month… thanks!

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    Amber Polk says:

    What a great idea! I would love to make these for myself too! I will have to find some linen now.

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    Nova says:

    gorgeous! & of course I love those hand stitches 😉 x

  10. 10
    Kim says:

    Something natural, perhaps?! Love ’em! Looking forward to Friday!

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    Terri says:

    so lovely, especially with the extra hand stitching added to the corners. These will make a table look quite festive!

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    Dan R says:

    I’m working on a set of these purl bee napkins, too. I love the embroidered corners!

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    Mary Margaret says:

    How charming! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love a set of these! I know I would!

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    Elizabeth says:

    So pretty! (And I think I’m going to copy you!)

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    Suzanne says:

    You did such a good job!

  17. 17

    I love Linen at the moment, It looks fantastic with all the bright colours.

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    Rosalie says:

    Lovely! They look great and I love the hand stitching, it’s a great touch!

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    DEINYA MAUTZ says:

    We always use cloth napkins in our house. When the pile diminishes, I’ll be making some more. Beautiful work.

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