Cloth napkins add an elegant touch to your holiday table setting! You can add extra class to ready-made napkins by trimming edges with gold ribbon. It’s easy to sew ribbon to the edge using our featured Foot of the Month, the Brother Braiding foot.
Materials and Supplies:
- Brother Sewing and Embroidery machine with 4-inch hoop capability.
- SA141 Brother Braiding foot
- Optional: MTPK14 Brother Metallic thread
- Ready-made dinner napkin
- Washable 1/8-inch wide ribbon
- Seam sealant for treating ribbon ends
Instructions for Trimming Napkins
- Measure one edge of napkin, add 10-inches, and multiply times four. The resulting number equals the number of inches you need for ribbon trim on each napkin.
- Set machine for sewing with thread that coordinates with your ribbon. This example features metallic thread in the needle and standard thread in the bobbin. Before attaching foot to machine, insert ribbon into foot, leaving a 5-inch tail of ribbon behind the foot. Adjust opening on the foot to fit ribbon. See Figure #1.
- Sew ribbon from end to end on one side, taking care to tie off stitch at the beginning and the end. See Figure #3a and #3b.
- Repeat Step 3 for each side of napkin.
- Change to standard sewing foot. Tie ribbon in a simple knot or a bow. Use a straight stitch to stitch across the center and keep ties from becoming unraveled. See below:
- Trim ribbon ends to even them up and apply a small amount of seam sealant to the ends.
You are finished! Enjoy!