Today I’m going to make double sided napkins with mitered corners. A mitered corner is when two sides forming a corner come together at a 45 degree angle. You can use this technique to create a polished look on many sewing projects, like tablecloths, blankets, quilts, and curtains.
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First pre-wash and iron your fabric.
Now I’m going to cut a square from my front and back fabrics. I’m making these napkins 18” square. The front fabric will fold over the edges of the back, creating a 1” border with mitered corners. To account for the amount needed for this border I’m adding 3” to the finished dimensions, so I’m cutting a 21” square. Cut the back fabric half an inch smaller than the finished dimensions, so 17.5”.
Open the second crease so just half an inch is folded over. Measure 2 times the width of your border from the corner down each side. Draw a line connecting the two marks.
Next center the back fabric on the mitered corner side of the napkin with the right side up. Lift the edges and tuck the back fabric under the border. Pin the pieces together.