Now to make no-sew napkins Nancy Zieman



Dress up the table this Thanksgiving or on any occasion with this no-sew project. Make cloth napkins in a hurry to coordinate with any season or theme. Using the tips from my friends you may find your cloth napkin drawer overflowing in no time at all.

I learned the technique from Gail Brown and Mary Mulari from their book, Simply Napkins. All you need is fabric, a pinking blade for your 45 mm rotary cutter, and 1/2″ EZ Steam II paper-backed fusible web.

Here’s how to create No-Sew Fabric Napkins

  • Cut the fabric 1″ larger than the finished size of the napkins. Trim the edges with the pinking blade. (Trim on a rotary cutting mat.)


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



  • Fuse the 1/2″ EZ Steam II paper-backed fusible web to the north and south ends of each square.


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman




How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



  • Remove the paper.


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



  • Press under 1/2″.


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



  • Repeat the fusing process, adding the fusible tape to the east and west sides of the fabric square.


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman




How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



  • Ta dah!


How to Make no-sew fabric napkins Nancy Zieman



You may wonder if the fusing will hold through washings. Gail Brown made me 20 napkins years ago, using this technique. These napkins are used at least twice a year and they still are fused along the edges. Amazing!

Simply Napkins

Mary and Gail’s book is available here. You’ll be pleased to have a copy!


Simply Napkins by Gail Brown and Mary Mulari



For more fast and fun projects, watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Two and Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.

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The random winner of a copy of the Sew Green Makeovers Pattern, from Mary Mulari, is Dot Clark.

Her comment was: “I love these ideas! I think I’ll start with the mittens. Fall is starting to get kinda crispy here in WI, so I might need them soon. I would love to win the book, to share with a friend of mine. Thank you for the opportunity.”

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