sewing project: french knot napkins

I really love making napkins (which you may have noticed in these two posts), so for my parents-in-law's back-to-back birthdays, I decided to make them a pair of napkins.

I've been slowly learning how to embroider (pictures of my projects from my embroidery class at the Stitch Lab coming soon!), and I've wanted to embroider napkins for a while, so I decided to give it a try.

Using a piece of white cotton for the front, I created a border using dark blue French knots. For the back, I used a piece of olive green cotton; both fabrics are thrift store finds.

I'm really happy with how the napkins turned out, and have plans for more designs with various stitches.


  1. I really like those--so simple and elegant. Did you stitch the French knots before you sewed the front and back together?

  2. Thanks, affectioknit!

    Dianne, I did stitch the French knots to the top fabric, before sewing the front and back together. That way, the back of my stitching is hidden. :)


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