Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tie and Bow Tie Cloth Napkins

When I saw this idea at Our Daily Obsessions, I knew I wanted to make it for my father-in-law for Father's Day. I tried to find plain white dinner napkins at a couple stores but had no luck, so I decided to make the napkin too.

Afer I made the tie napkin, I thought it might be fun to make a bow tie one as well. The bow tie napkin is smaller - finished size 17"x17" and the tie napkin is finished 21"x21". I just traced a tie to get the shape and length. But I freehanded a bowtie.

I google'd how to make the napkins so it would have a polished and "non-homemade" look to it. I used a combo of a couple different links to get the clean corners. I didn't write down the links I used, but just google "how to make a dinner napkin" and you'll have a few choices. Here's a close up of the corner from the back side of the napkin.


  1. Hey Serena, I am follower of your blog and absolutely LOVE all of your ideas that you post on here. I have a Blog Party that I do on Thursdays called "Inspired Spotlight" where I spotlight blogs that inspire me. I was wondering if you would be willing to guest post for me this week on Thursday. I know it's late notice as I would need the post by late Wednesday night. You can go to my blog and look at the Inspired Spotlight tags to see what other have done in the past. There are only two people so far since I just started it but you were the next person that I wanted to ask. Leave it to me to wait until the last minute. A tutorial would be great but you don't have to. Also answer some simple questions about yourself in the post. I can email them to you if you can do it. Let me know!! Thanks :)

  2. I'm so happy you liked my tutorial. Love the bow tie (I actually think yours are cuter than mine!)