How to Make Fiesta-Style Table Linens

Add festive pops of color to any tabletop with these cheerful, decorative fabrics.
Mexican-Inspired Place Setting

Mexican-Inspired Place Setting

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards colorful, festive fabric or authentic Mexican linens
  • 19x20" piece of colorful, festive fabric for tea towels
  • 19x12" piece of colorful, festive fabric for napkins
  • 2 yards backing fabric
  • 3 yards colorful pom-pom trim
  • measuring tape
  • straight pins
  • scissors
  • thread
  • sewing machine

Cut Fabric and Backing

To make the table runner, cut an 18"-wide panel from both the 2 yards of festive and backing fabric. Depending on the size of your table, you may need to shorten the length based on preference. For tea towels, cut a 19x20" piece of fabric. For napkins, cut a 19x12" piece.

Cut Fabric

Cut Fabric

Pin Fabric Together

Layer the panels on top of each other, fold edges inward and pin 1/4-1/2" on all sides of both panels. Make sure pins remain on the outside for easy removal. To make the corners of the tea towels and napkins, create an envelope fold and tuck 1/4-1/2" of the material inside. Pin into place.

Pin Table Linen Layers

Pin Table Linen Layers

Add Pom-Pom Trim

Sandwich pom-pom trim between these folded seams, and pin all three layers into place.

Pin Pom-Pom Fringe

Pin Pom-Pom Fringe

Sew Fabric Together

Sew around the edges making sure all layers are even.

Sew Pom-Pom Fringe

Sew Pom-Pom Fringe

Keep Reading

On TV

Flip or Flop

7:30am | 6:30c

Flip or Flop

8:30am | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30am | 8:30c

Flip or Flop

10am | 9c

Flip or Flop

10:30am | 9:30c

Flip or Flop

11am | 10c

Flip or Flop

11:30am | 10:30c

Flipping Texas

12pm | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30pm | 11:30c

Home Town

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

Fixer Upper

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Property Brothers

8pm | 7c

Log Cabin Living

11:30pm | 10:30c

Log Cabin Living

2:30am | 1:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.