DIY: Neon Edged Cocktail Napkins

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What you’ll need:

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What to Do:

1. Trace a 6 inch square onto the linen with pencil, then cut 6 and a quarter inch squares from your linen fabric (or just outline 6″ squares and cut them out after sewing, just be sure to leave an inch between squares).

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2. Here’s something I learned the hard way, linen like to bunch… in a big way. But I found a trick for that! On your sewing machine do a basic running stitch just around the inside of the traced 6-inch square, holding the linen taught. If you’d like you can repeat this step (2 times around the square total).

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3. Once you’ve finished your running stitch you’re going to switch to a zig-zag stitch. Line up the stitch so that the top of the zag (or would it be the zig?) reaches the traced edge of the 6-inch square, leaving about a quarter of an inch lip. Continue to use the zig-zag stitch until the color of your neon edge is as thick as you’d like. Note: It’s always a good idea to finish your stitch by sewing back and forth over what will be the end of your stitch.

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4. Trim the excess quarter inch lip off the napkin, iron or steam on a low-heat setting and enjoy your new napkins!

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