Tuesday’s Tips: No Sew DIY Cloth Napkins from old shirts


I was watching Rachel Ray and she had someone on her show repurposing old shirts and turning them into cute square cloth napkins. This could be a quick fun way to use fabric from an old or thrifted shirt that may not fit anymore. Sometimes it’s the textile that you can’t part with, so you end up keeping it. Making cloth napkins can jazz up the dinner party table and make use of something that was going to sit idle in the closet. All you need is a little patience, scissors and steam a seam tape. It’s similar to hem tape one can use on pants. See a tutorial here.


Let’s say you have a dinner party or small wedding to plan. Adding cloth napkins completes the table setting. Linen rental companies can be very pricey so it may be easier to buy a few yards of fabric at the local fabric store and get to cutting and ironing! Make some place mats while you’re at for additional savings.





{All images via my Pinterest‘s tablescape board}


6 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Tips: No Sew DIY Cloth Napkins from old shirts

  1. What a lovely roundup of tablescapes โ€“ thank you for mentioning our tutorial! Love the idea of repurposing t-shirts for no-sew napkins. If you give it a try with t-shirts then please let us know how they turn out


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