DIY Fringe Linen Napkins

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Oh how we love a good DIY that doesn’t cost a lot of money! Knowing how expensive fringe linen napkins can be, these DIY fringe linen napkins are the perfect alternative to buying expensive ones and you don’t need impeccable sewing skills!

White linen napkin with fringe

Make your own affordable, fringe napkins using linen fabric and a few simple supplies. You can use these for summer entertaining or for a fun brunch. You can even give them as a gift!

The best part about these napkins is that they look incredibly chic, but you can make them within a few minutes! Zero sewing skills required.

colorful linen napkins with fringe

I love the fringe edge almost more than standard napkins! We went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft store and used a 40% coupon to buy some beautiful linen fabric. Jo-Ann’s and Michaels Arts and Crafts always have a 40% coupon, so you save almost half on the fabric! Downloaded their apps and use them every time you shop at either.

fringe napkin with a white pineapple cocktail shaker

DIY Fringe Napkins


  • If you have a little sewing machine at home, that’s great – or use a hand sewing machine.
  • Linen Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Small Needle
making napkins


Cut the fabric into squares. A standard size is 20″ by 20″ and you can leave an extra inch for the fringe if you want. Cocktail napkins are smaller.

Take a ruler and measure 1″ to 2″ (depending on how much fringe you want! I like 2″) from the outside of the fabric towards the middle. You will sew a perfect square seam, 2″ from the edge of the fabric. This will keep it so the fringe stays in the place and doesn’t continue to unravel during washes, etc.

Once the seam is sewn in the middle of the linen, you can start to fringe! Start on one side, pulling each thread individually. If it’s a looser weave it will come apart easily. You can use a needle to help as well. Fringe until you reach the sewn seam. Then do the other sides.

You’re done! Enjoy your fabulous DIY fringe linen napkins! Yay for charm on a budget!

DIY napkins

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White linen napkin
How to make fringe napkins

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