Sure, you can go and buy cheap and disposable paper napkins, but why not create your own fabric versions that are stylish and will last for years and years to come?
DIY fabric napkins have recently begun trending in the Pinterest craft sphere, and today we’ve rounded-up 40 of the most popular tutorials to help you create your own.
So whether you prefer your napkins to feature stripes, watercolors, tie-dye, flowers, or paint splatters (just to name a few!) then you’re certainly in the right place. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started below!
2 Little Superheroes will teach you how to make these simple fabric napkins with a stunning ric rac border. You can use any material or pattern that your heart desires!
Fancy creating your own double dip-dyed napkin set? Luckily for you, the clever girls at A Beautiful Mess will show you how!
If you want to recreate these fabric napkin masterpieces, then the bloggers behind A Beautiful Mess will show you all you need to know in their Shibori tie-dye cloth napkin tutorial.
These ombre watercolor fabric napkins are pastel perfection! Alice and Lois have the full DIY tutorial for you via Minted.
Speaking of Shibori not too long ago, how about trying out the traditional Japanese dying method using a brilliant shade of pink? Alice and Lois have a wonderful, step-by-step guide for you.
All Things G&D has created these awesome DIY leaf print napkins and have shared the insightful tutorial on Home Talk. These would make great gifts for loved ones too!
Almost Makes Perfect has created these DIY block print napkins for her wedding – isn’t that clever? Whether you want yours to use at home or at a special event, you won’t want to miss this DIY tutorial!
If stripes and watercolors are your thing, then these DIY fabric napkins from Almost Makes Perfect will certainly be right up your alley! They look gorgeous on just about any dining table too.
If you fancy getting in on the mudcloth trend, then now is your time! Almost Makes Perfect has created these simple napkins for an eye-catching look.
Do you have some fabulous vintage sheets lying around in storage? Why not give them a second life by turning them into stylish napkins for your dinner parties, just as Apartment Therapy has done?
These DIY fabric napkins are the sweetest little things we’ve seen in a long time! The crochet trim give them a vintage-inspired vibe. Thanks A Spoonful of Sugar for this amazing tutorial!
We think gold foil and pink are a match made in heaven, so imagine our excitement upon discovering these DIY napkins from Craft Thyme! These are easy to make but have that exclusive designer look about them.
This tutorial from eHow will teach you how to make 4 different DIY napkins using 4 awesome (but simple) techniques. Genius!
How beautiful and vibrant are these DIY color block napkins from Enthralling Gumption? They’re sure to add a smile to any guest’s face!
You can also personalize your DIY fabric napkins, just as Flax and Twine has done! This is a super creative Christmas present for all of your loved ones.
Add a touch of Kate Spade to your DIY napkins by covering them in stylish gold dots. Freut Cake has a tutorial to teach you everything you need to know.
We all love watercolor, ombre designs, especially when it’s in a vibrant shade of pink. Good Housekeeping has an in-depth tutorial to show you how – how wonderful!
Add some winter inspired plaid napkins to your dining table to delight your guests! We think this is a wonderful idea from Hey Wanderer.
Wow, we love these DIY tassel napkins from Homemade Banana, especially as they come in these wonderful colors! They’re super easy to create too – you’re sure to love this tutorial.
Bring the tropical trend onto your dinner table with these DIY palm leaf napkins from Homey Oh My! If black and white isn’t your thing, you can also use colored fabric paint.
Homey Oh My loves customizing fabric napkins and has even created these gorgeous striped Inkodye versions. These look fantastic when teamed with gold cutlery too!
Now you can spend all weekend creating your own DIY Shibori fabric napkins, thanks to this tutorial from Honestly WTF. We’d love to experiment with different colors and patterns, wouldn’t you?
You can even create your own DIY stripe napkins, just as I Love to Create has done. This is one super simple craft project which you can finish in an hour or two.
Does it get any better than these DIY tie-dyed watercolor napkins from I Spy DIY? We think not! Wrap these up for special occasions and they’ll serve as the most perfect gifts for loved ones too.
Bring some monochrome glam to your tableware through following this tutorial from I Spy DIY. You can experiment with as many fun patterns as you’d like too!
How about making some reversible fabric napkins like these ones? Kojo Designs will show you just how easy the whole process is in this wonderful tutorial!
These DIY brush stroke napkins from Make and Tell might look simple, but they’re incredibly on-trend! Mix and match your favorite color scheme for a look that’s totally unique to your own décor.
You can quickly and easily add a dip-dye effect to your basic linen napkins just by following this step-by-step tutorial from Martha Stewart. When it comes to home crafts, Martha is certainly your go-to lady!
Speaking of Martha Stewart, she’s also created these DIY button fruit versions! Aren’t they cute? Your guests are sure to love these.
These 4 DIY stamped napkins use items that you’ll find around your home – how simple! Momtastic, you’re a DIY legend!
If you love a good video tutorial, then this tutorial from Online Fabric Store teaching you how to create your own fabric napkins will work wonders for you! Use a variety of patterns or colors for an eclectic look.
If basic is more your thing, then you’ll love creating these DIY linen napkins from On Sutton Place. Super stylish!
Pink and paint splutters – what a combo! Paper & Stitch created these within just one afternoon, so why not take them up as a quick and easy project?
These DIY fabric napkins have a nautical twist to them – how fabulous! Real House Moms has a great guide to help you recreate these.
Create these DIY fabric napkins using your own floral stamps. Small for Big is the talented blogger behind this flower inspired craft project!
Who knew that making your own marbled napkins could be this easy? We certainly didn’t! Sugar and Charm is amazing for wanting to share this tutorial with all of us.
The Learner Observer has created her own DIY fabric napkins and decorated them with spray-on fabric paint. We love the endless possibilities of color combinations you can use in this project!
Here’s another tutorial to help you achieve these vintage-inspired napkins. The Sits Girls made theirs using a variety of fun patterns, and you can too!
What could be better at a summer dinner party than these DIY watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion? They’re fun, fruity, and fantastic!
If you’re not a whiz on the sewing machine (or with a needle and thread), then you’ll be pleased to hear that The Sweetest Occasion has provided a special no-sew tutorial. Too easy!
There you have it – 40 DIY fabric napkins that are simple and stylish! Which projects were your favorites?
We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!