Here, I will show you how to make mitered corners on your napkins with a technique suitable for many projects. You can click here for my You Tube tutorial or just keep reading for step by step instructions.
First, you need to decide the size of your napkins and how many you want to make. Most dinner napkins vary from 40 to 50 cm ((16″-20″), even more sometimes. The ones I made for this tutorial only measure 30 X 30 cm, because they are for daily family use, the important thing to remember is to cut your fabric squares bigger than the final product in order to allow for the seams. I find that 6cm (2 3/8″) is ok for most sizes.So, for my napkins I cut squares of 36 x 36 cm.; for a 40 x 40 cm, you will need squares of 46 x 46 cm, etc.
Here is how I made them:
4.- With my fingers, I pressed the fold firmly (you can use the iron , if you prefer) producing a diagonal fold, then, you must fold this corner as shown in the photograph, so that the right sides face each other securing with a pin and stitch along the diagonal fold.
I hope you have enjoyed this, I will come back with more soon.