November 6, 2011

Pretty Flower Napkin Rings

I completed my first set of napkin rings last night and they look really cute (well I think so!)

They are for my mum to use throughout the year. The next job will be to make to make the Christmas version to match the table runner that I finally opened yesterday.  There's quite a lot of sewing to be done. I hope I'm up to it!

To make these gorgeous little napkin rings I used:

4 sheets of pink felt (A4 paper sized)
1 metre of ribbon in a complimentary colour
A needle and thread
A glue gun
A toilet roll tube to shape the napkin rings
Some pins.

The tutorial for the flower was found at Emily's Little World blog.  I used felt and rather than glue the fabric I chose to hand sew it.  I did this by placing a cross stitch in the centre of each petal fold. I secured each one with a number of stitches.

For the napkin ring, I used ribbon. Although a I wanted something a bit more robust originally, when I tested the ribbon it looked very pretty and worked well in practice. 
 I measured it into 4 equal amounts and then pinned it around a toilet tube leaving a small amount to become the leaf.  I used a little bit of hot glue to secure the loop before hand sewing the ribbon together. 

Whilst doing this I noticed the ribbon was a bit allergic to glue, so I sewed a disc of felt to the join onto which I would glue my flower.

I then folded back the remaining ribbon to make a looped 'leaf' and stiched it into place. 

After sticking the flowers on with the hot glue and pressing down vigourously - I was left with 4 lovely napkin rings. 

I hope you like them!

R xx

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1 comment:

LeAnn-The Modest Homestead said...

These are so adorable! They would be perfect for a spring table setting! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me!