Christmas is coming, the magical days when the happiness of adults and children is on show in between the brightness of the illuminated trees and the smell of the laid tables. Enjoy the coziest Christmas sewing for your home and family with the magic and charm of something “handmade”. For this reason, today we are showing you how to sew tablecloth and napkins with the fabrics from the Katia Fabrics Christmas collection.
Furthermore, we are sharing a free sewing pattern to make some practical round place mats to add a decorative touch to your Christmas table.
In today’s post, Gabry, from gabry_creations, will show you how to sew perfect corners on tablecloths and napkins.
I’m Gabriella, known on social networks as gabry_creations, graduated in Languages and Cultures for Communication and International Cooperation, I work as a business manager in a communication company. However, out of passion, I make hair accessories and clothing in my spare time between work, home, and my three children. In addition to having an online store, I like to make video tutorials, “creative Wednesday”, as I like to call it, it’s a fixed appointment where I share small quick and easy projects.
It might look really difficult to sew a Christmas table set, but in reality, it’s very simple with Gabriella’s extremely detailed step-by-step instructions. Do you feel encouraged to make your own table set?
How to sew a tablecloth and napkins
This sewing project is very simple and suitable for all levels. Learn with the tutorial how to sew a tablecloth and napkins and create a unique decoration for your table during these very special dates.
- Canvas fabric for the tablecloth: Canvas Slim Xmas Tree. Table measurement, with approximately 11 3/4 – 15 3/4″ (30 – 40 cm) extra at each side.
- Canvas fabric for the napkins: Canvas Slim Xmas Gnomes. For one napkin, you will need 15 3/4 x 15 3/4″ (40 x 40 cm) of fabric.
- Matching sewing thread
- Sewing machine
- Ruler and pencil
Quick and easy sewing tutorial
Before anything, measure the width and length of your table. Once you have your table measurements, let’s get started!
- Wash and iron the fabrics before starting the project.
- If you are going to make a tablecloth for a large table, as in this case, use the whole width of the fabric. Then, leave in between 23 5/8 and 31 1/2″ (60 and 80 cm) more for the seams and table overhang at the sides.
Cut the fabric with the measurements of the table and the napkins that you are going to make.
Now comes the longest part, but if you want perfect corners it is very important to do the following. Iron a 3/8” (1 cm) fold inwards all around the tablecloth. Then, fold and press the folded edge inwards again to make a double hem. You will finish with a double hem measuring 3/4″ (2 cm) deep.
For a reference of what this technique looks like, you have a diagram with the folds that must be made with the iron on the edges of the fabric at each corner.
Using a ruler, make a small mark with a pencil at a distance of 1 5/8” (4 cm) from the corner at each side. Then, draw a line with a ruler to join the marks together. Fold the corner as shown in the image.
Sew the folded corner with a row of straight stitching along the diagonal line that has just been drawn. Trim the excess fabric.
At this point, you only need to fold the corner inwards. Now, you can fold the whole perimeter of the tablecloth inwards and sew in place.
For the napkins, repeat the same process as used for the tablecloth, but with the desired measurements for your napkins.
Free sewing pattern: Individual place mats
These Christmas place mats are perfect for multiple lunches and dinners throughout these special dates. The Christmas designs from the new Katia Fabrics Xmas collection will also add that special touch to make the perfect table.
Sew these practical and attractive place mats, thanks to the step-by-step instructions included in the free A4 format sewing pattern, to create the Christmas table you have always dreamed of. In addition to protecting your tablecloth and table, these round place mats will add a decorative touch.