Wednesday, February 6, 2019

How to Make Your Own Valentine Table Linens



Valentine's Day is... the perfect time to create a pretty sparkly heart-strewn tablecloth and napkin set to grace your special someone's Valentine's table.

Going out on Valentine's Day is not always high on everyone's list due to overcrowded restaurants and even less parking. Creating your own beautiful table with handmade linens is a fun and inexpensive way to liven up a Valentine's Day party at home...


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Make your own Valentine's table linens

Start with some really pretty fabric like these
found at Joann Fabrics:  


A few years ago I made these Valentine's napkins and tablecloth for a tea I was having while we were still in our last home in California. Then last year I found a book on napkin folding and set a tea table for that.

Since I don't have that other Valentine's table linen set here with us currently I thought I'd make another...
And here we are!
;)



Sewing instructions

Measure your tablecloth fabric and cut off any excess to create a perfect square, in this case my tablecloth began as 43" with selvage and finished is 42" square.  1 1/4 yards usually gives you a 45" square but all fabric shrinks differently; be sure to wash your fabric before sewing. 

Turn under your edges and miter the corners by cutting off about 1/4" on the diagonal ~ this takes away the bulky corner when you are sewing.



Press under 1/4" all the way around then press under a second time to enclose the raggedy edges of each side, pin as necessary. Hem stitch your seam on the right side from 1/8" to a scan 1/4" away from the fold with a regular straight stitch or any decorative stitch you would like. Be sure the seam catches all the edges inside and go back and restitch sections as necessary. {This is where a good seam ripper comes in handy!}




Make your napkins the same way ~ here you can see all the turned edges ready to be hemmed.



Press your tablecloth and napkins once more and you are ready for a party!


I'll be sharing more of this Valentine's table linen set and the tablescape I created to share with Mr. Ethereal tomorrow for a Tablescape Thursday post. Stop back by to see the table then!

(And remember that Share Your Style goes up tonight at 7:00pm EST/6:00pm CST/4:00pm PST.)



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Happy sewing!

3 comments:

  1. Rick usually makes me a lovely Valentine dinner but this year we will be on the road headed to family so who knows when we'll celebrate! The anticipation will make it all the better. This tablecloth is supercute!

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  2. Barbara this is such a festive pattern for your table linen! I like how you were able to coordinate the napkins too. It looks like you will be having a great time come Valentine's Day!

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  3. Love your Valentine table and your napkins. Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/02/thursday-favorite-things_14.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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