How to Cross Stitch a Poinsettia Design on Napkins

Add a little modern folk to the holiday table with these adorable, easy cross-stitched napkins with a Scandinavian-inspired poinsettia design.
Cross-Stitched Poinsettia Napkins

Cross-Stitched Poinsettia Napkins

Add some modern folk to your holiday table with cross-stitched poinsettia napkins. [Download our free printable poinsettia pattern](http://www.hgtv.com/content/dam/documents/HGTV/2015/Original_Kristin-Guy-HostingHolidays-poinsettia-napkins.pdf?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host), and [follow our easy instructions to make your own>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/how-to-make-poinsettia-cross-stitch-napkins?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)

Materials Needed:

Napkin Materials:

  • unbleached natural linen (24x24" fabric piece for each napkin)
  • thread
  • straight pins
  • measuring tape
  • sewing machine
  • scissors

Cut Fabric

To make your own napkins, cut a 24x24" piece of fabric, fold edges inward and pin 1" on all sides of both panels. Make sure pins remain on the outside for easy removal.

Make Napkin Corners

Create an envelope fold, cut a 45-degree angle from the corner of the fabric, and tuck 1/2" of the remaining material inside to pin.

Sew Napkin Edges

Pin all four sides of the napkin into place, and crease edges using a hot iron. Sew the edges.

Pin Corners

Pin Corners

Pin corners of fabric before in before sewing to make napkins.

Create First Stitch

Thread the needle, and tie a small knot at one end. Starting with the needle coming up from the underside of the napkin, create your first short diagonal stitch approximately four inches from the corner of the napkin.

Stitch First 'X'

Stitch First 'X'

To make a poinsettia design on a napkin, cross-stitch "X's" in a row.

Continue Stitching

Following the provided downloadable pattern, continue creating small X’s row-by-row keeping a straight grid in mind. Repeat the pattern along the entire bottom of the napkin if desired. 

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