Fringed and dainty homemade fabric napkins with crystal beads

Napkin DIY

This years Easter table was a little pink and mainly decorated with citrus fruits and daffodils.

I did not really want to make much fuss this year so I was not really planning to do anything for Easter. Of course that idea did not last very long, because suddenly i had invited a few people over for a small Easter dinner, I had enough food so I thought why not. The only thing missing was the lamb for the traditional dinner, so saturday during the few hours the stores were open I hurried out and hoped that there were some lamb left in the store. I was in luck and found a decent leg of lamb.

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I must love stress or just never learn, instead of letting everything go smooth after prepping and putting the lamb in the oven to cook, I got the impulse to make a few napkins and decorate them with beads. These napkins are really easy to make.

Beading

I used some pink cotton and linen blend fabric and cut them in rectangular strips and sewed the beads on one edge.

I made six napkins and used:
Fabric 100 x 140 cm, cut into 70 cm X 33 cm
Crystal beads about 24 pc per napkin
Glass beads
Thread
Needle

Beading DIY

Pull the thread through the  needle so the thread is double layered.  Tie the ends of the thread in a knot.

Pull the needle through the fabric so the knot is on the side you do not want to bead. Put a couple of stitches into the fabric to ensure the thread is secure, then start beading.

I made three different edges on my napkins, two of each.

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The first one is a simple design, the crystal beads are spaced evenly along the edge.

The second one I added a glass bead on top of the crystal bead so the thread could be hidden inside the crystal bead, and I also added a bead between the crystals.

The third, I gave a scalloped edge

 

Beaded napkin DIY

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. itsangie says:

    The napkins look so pretty and delicate with the beads 🙂

    https://ablovesfood.wordpress.com

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