Fabric napkins can add a touch of elegance to any wedding reception. These wedding dress napkins are made from cotton fabric with lace trim and a paper bodice. I designed them myself. If you are on a budget but would like a classy wedding reception you can't go wrong with these napkins. They are quick, easy to make, and very inexpensive. Napkins can be expensive to buy and this is a good alternative to buying them.
Step 1: Supplies
1 20 Inch (double) pre-washed white cotton or linen fabric for the dress.
2 Yards of lace
(1) Small paper lace doily ( For the dress bodice )
Iron/ ironing board
Ruler or measuring tape
18 Inches diameter circle pattern from cardboard
Marker to draw pattern
Small piece of cardboard ( for the bodice )
Step 2: Cutting Out The Dress
Cut it out.
Mark the fabric using the cardboard pattern to cut 2 18 inch round shapes from fabric to make the napkin.
You are going to be making a lined round cloth napkin with a lace trim.
Step 3: Pinning In The Lace And Layers
Lay one circle with the right side facing you.
Pin lace around the outside edge of the circle with the ruffle facing the center of the cloth.
Lay the right side of the 2ND circle over the top of the lace and the bottom circle ( matching the outside edge as close as possible) and pin it to all the layers.
Mark an opening about 6 inches to allow for turning.