Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuestorial: Fabric Napkin Rings

I'm sure most of our team members think of what they can make to give on Mother's Day. If you are waiting until the last minute or need some inspiration, our own Kimberley of MultiFlasking and Rebecca of OodleBaDoodle pulled together an easy craft to give to all the moms in your life! This craft was on display over the weekend at the Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley. It can easily be adapted into a fabric bracelet or kid's puppet (inspired by some very creative folks that stopped by the booth!).

And if you are looking for somewhere special to take your mom or your family to this Mother's Day, SF Etsy will be hosting another craft booth at the Patchwork Show in Oakland! We are partnering with Arch Supplies and you can walk away with your own stamps and card on May 11 from 11am-5pm (Bonus: for a little extra, you can also decorate a tote with the stamps you make!). This will also be a great show to visit other SF Etsy members that will be selling their goods. Pretty sweet for a free event!
Kimberley drew this awesome step-by-step!
Materials Needed:
  • Fabric scraps (FabMo is a great resource!)
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Tacky Glue or double-sided tape
  • Twill tape or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Step 1:

Select your fabric and decide how many napkin rings you would like to make. Cut an empty toilet paper or paper towel tube about 1 inch wide for each ring. 

Blurry...cause I was excited!
Step 2:

Once you have your napkin ring base, it's time to cut your fabric. The fabric piece will need to be double the width of your ring base and the exact length so it is completely covered. This is about 2-2 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches long. You can wrap your fabric around your ring base before cutting to test! Also, pro-tip, make a template with thick paper if you are making more than one napkin ring. 

Cut once, measure twice
Step 3:

Time to wrap your napkin ring. Take Tacky Glue or double-sided tape and apply to the ring. Start at one end of your fabric and cover. Tuck the fabric sides to the underside of the ring.

Step 4:

Once it is dry, use the twill tape or ribbon to add a decorative element and to hide the edges. 

Hi, mom! We are ready for you
Step 5:

Apply napkins and enjoy! Your mom will be so proud.

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