Mitered Napkin Tutorial

This is a tutorial for the mitered napkins shown in the photo with the casserole carrier. 

For Casserole Carrier Tutorial go to: 
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Fabric A (framed fabric) whatever square size you would like your napkin to be.
Fabric B (back of napkin and what creates the frame) will need to be 2 1/2 inches bigger than Fabric A. So if you want a 16 inch napkin, Fabric B will need to be an 18 ½ inch square.

Cut Fabric A to the size that you would like. (14 X 14) (16 x 16) …
Cut Fabric B to Fabric A dimensions PLUS 2 ½ inches.

Take Fabric B and fold over ¼ inch on all four sides. Press.

Then fold over 1 inch on all sides. Press
Each corner of Fabric B should have a small square formed by the pressing. You will use that as a guide later in the tutorial.

Fold Fabric B, right sides together, to form a triangle. Notice the fold lines of the small squares in the corners. Use the small square as a guide. One corner should fold over to the opposite corner. Draw a line from the corners of the small square to the fold of the napkin trying to make a line that forms a 90 degree angle from the fold. Do that to all four corners of Fabric B.

Stitch on the line to form the miter. Make sure right sides are still together.

Clip the corner of the napkins off to reduce bulk.

Turn Fabric B right side out so the mitered corners can be seen. Press the edges flat. Notice that the by folding that ¼ inch in the beginner creates a finished edge to frame Fabric A.

Insert Fabric A into the frame created by Fabric B. It may be easier to turn the frame edges of Fabric B under so that it looks like Fabric B is inside out. Then flip the edges back into place to create the frame after positioning Fabric A.

Press into place to ensure the two pieces fit nicely together.

Sew 1/8 of an inch from the inside frame to secure Fabric A and Fabric B in place.

You have finished your mitered napkins. 

You can make these as simple or as fancy as you would like. I have a friend who is making some rather fancy ones as part of her daughter's wedding gift.

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