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Mar 14 2014

Easter Bunny Napkin Craft

Easter Bunny Napkin Craft-

This post was not the original post I had planned. You see here in blog land so many of us think alike. Many of you may have seen these cute bunny ear napkin rings in some of your local shops. I saw them and I immediately thought ( light bulb moment) I’ll make these and share them with my wonderful bloggy friends. Debby the sweet blogger at Confessions Of A Plate Addict had the same idea and she posted her tutorial last week. I had a good giggle. Because this has happened several times before. Below is her wonderful napkin ring tutorial ( image belongs to Debby and was shared on pinterest.)Well what good are these cute napkin rings if you don’t have napkins to go in them?  I  set up my sewing machine and got busy with this Easter Bunny Napkin Craft.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Bunny Ear Napkin Rings

 

 

easter bunny napkin craft supplies

 

What you Need

White or solid color cotton fabric pre-washed and ironed ( or cotton linen mix) I found mine at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts

Patterned cotton fabric ( pre-washed and ironed)

Velcro dots

Needle

Thread

Scissors

Fancy trim ( lace eyelet etc.)

Embroidery hoop ( optional)

Embroidery floss ( optional)

Bunny template ( I have been making these little bunnies since I was a little girl. Just make circles and taa daa. But you can get my template here

Sewing machine ( or needle and thread)

Straight pins

Iron

Bunny Template ( see below)

pom poms ( varying sizes)

Before You Start (click here to get my bunny template) right click to copy and save and print ( you may need to adjust the size). Cut out the bunny template. I have been making this little trio of bunnies since I was a little girl. It was one of the first things I taught my daughter to draw ;-)

bunny template for easter napkins katherines corner

Let Make It!

Begin by cutting your solid color fabric into 18 x 18 inch squares ( or smaller if you prefer). Double roll the edges and press well with an iron.

how to sew a napkin rolled edge katherines corner

Using your sewing machine or hand stitch, or if you are fortunate enough to have a rolled edge hemmer foot on your sewing machine, sew the pressed edge. ( sorry about the photos its hard to hold an iron, the fabric and take the photo) Notice my supervisor Izzy is asleep on the job :-)

sew the napkin edgessupervisor izzy asleep on the job

Next lets add some trim to the top and bottom of the napkin ( optional). Pin your trim/lace in place on the top and bottom edge of your napkin. Leaving a bit (about a 1/2 inch ) of the trim over the edge. Try and stitch over your original seam if possible. You may need to sew two rows if you are using wide trim like I am (sew one on the edge and one on your original seam). Stitch down using your sewing machine or needle and thread.

add trim to easter napkin

Lay your cut out bunnies template onto your printed fabric and pin in place. Cut the bunnies out and pin them to the center bottom of the napkin about an inch above your trim edge. Now the choice is yours to trim the bunny edges ( this sews them in place and keeps the edges from fraying) You can use an embroidery hoop and embroidery floss and do a satin stitch all of the way around. Or use your sewing machine on zigzag or embroidery edge setting. Or hand stitch a blanket stitch. Whatever best suits your comfort and skill level. As you can see I am using a satin stitch and honesty I need a bit of practice. It has been a very long time since I did any embroidery and sadly it shows. Important tip-DO NOT try to do embroidery in a dark living room :-(

place bunnieshow to trim trim applique edges

Use your iron to press the napkin over the bunny applique and it’s time to add those cute tails. You will need to trim the Velcro dots to fit the size of the pom poms you are using. Hand stitch or use your sewing machine to attach the Velcro to the tails and the bunnies. Use the fuzzy part on the bunnies) I made the tails removable for washing the napkins. You can skip this step if you like and just stitch the tails on. I prefer to remove them so they stay nice and fluffy.

add velcro for bunny tails

 

I added more embroidery to the bunny edges  for the finished napkins. :-)

easter bunny napkin tutorial

and there you have it. Sweet Easter Bunny Napkins ♥

 Have you ever made your own napkins?

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  1. Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

    That is so very cute, I love bunnies :))) I hope you have a great weekend doll xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you. They are such a fun project. xo

  2. Sandra Garth

    These are adorable!!! I pulled my mom’s old sewing machine out of storage and hope to get it up and running soon so I can make these.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Sandra how wonderful that you have your Mothers old sewing machine. I used one of my Mothers for years too. I hope you enjoy making the bunny napkins Hugs

  3. Janine Huldie

    Never tried this, but oh so very cute. Love it and thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend now!! :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      I bet your little sweeties would like these bunny napkins my friend. xo

  4. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    So stinkin’ cute! Thanks for the tutorial. These bunny tail napkins will make a perfect addition to my Easter lunch table.

    1. Katherines Corner

      My pleasure Ashley, I hope you will give them a try too. Hugs

  5. Tara

    I love your napkins!! They are beautiful!

    Said a prayer for you today!! I suffer from panic attacks too!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Tara , thank you so much. You are a sweetie. I am sorry to learn that you know to well what I experienced. Big hugs!

  6. Missy

    I’ll be praying for you! Try some lavender essential oil, mix it with some grapeseed or cocnut oil (or olive oil will work too) and rub it behind your ears, wrists, basically any place you put perfume, and on the bottom of your feet, and right before hand put some under your nose for aromatherapy. It will help you relax. Also, as soon as you lay down, start praying for your family and friends by name and focus on any prayer requests they might have. It will help to keep your mind off of it.
    I love the bunny rabbits!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Missy thank you so much. I do believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. I am grateful for your friendship and prayers too. xo

  7. Meredith@A TIPical Day

    These are the most darling little napkins! Praying your MRI goes well.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Meredith xox

  8. Angela

    These are absolutely adorable!!! Hope your MRI goes well!~~Angaela

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you so much Angela. I made it through now I must wit for the results. xo

  9. DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

    Adorable!Thinking positive thoughts for you and your health my friend! xo (hugs) Theresa

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you sweet Theresa xo

  10. Confessions of a Plate Addict

    What cute bunny napkins! Thanks for the shout out! I hope all went well with your MRI. Hugs…Debbie

    1. Katherines Corner

      My pleasure Debbie I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. I love it when you share at the Thursday hop too. xo

  11. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

    Your napkins are just precious! I love the puffy little tails. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly, join us!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you so much Dawn. Big hugs

  12. Lauren

    Your bunny napkins are adorable! Love the napkins rings too, they make a great pair : ) Sending hugs and prayers that your MRI went well.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Lauren for your compliments and your bloggy friendship and prayers. Hugs

  13. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Just adorable Katherine!!!!…

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you my friend xo

  14. Rosey

    I haven’t made my own, but these are adorable!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Tn=hank you Rosey. I plan to make more napkins in the future, They are so expensive at the shops xo

  15. Ronda Waters

    This is really adorable! I love the burlap napkin rings… so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you, always a pleasure to share. Hugs!

  16. Becca @ Bare Feet on the Dashboard

    Those are so cute! I think your pattern would be perfect for a baby onesie for Easter as well.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Becca, that is a wonderful idea. I have used my little bunnies in a lot of ways in the past but no onesies. Would love to see yours if you make them. Hugs

  17. Madeleine

    They are ADORABLE! I have left over heshun from christmas stockings. Definitely going to give it a go!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Medelieine, I would love to see them. xo

  18. Cindy

    So cute!!! Hope all goes well with your MRI…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Cindy. Yes it is over now and I must wait for the results. xo

  19. Lori

    Dear Katherine,
    I hope all went well…My prayers continue to be with you. Much love and aloha, Lori

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you my beautiful friend, Your friendship love and prayers are felt and I am so grateful to call you friend xo

  20. the Painted Apron

    Those are too pretty to use! I am so sorry about the MRI thing, hopefully today worked out~
    Jenna

  21. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    These are so precious! I love bunnies! I hope your MRI went ok! XO

  22. Linda

    These are so sweet, Katherine. I must feature them. I actually was going to do something with napkins but yours are so beautiful, I will send these out on social media instead! Your friend, Linda

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