How to Cross Stitch a Poinsettia Design on 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)
- embroidery needle
- embroidery Floss
- downloadable poinsettia pattern
- unbleached natural linen (24x24" fabric piece for each napkin)
- straight pins
- measuring tape
- sewing machine
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.
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'
To make a poinsettia design on a napkin, cross-stitch "X's" in a row.
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.
Cross-Stitched Poinsettia Napkin
Add some modern folk to your holiday table with cross-stitched poinsettia napkins.