Check out this no-sew linen napkin with a raw edge!
When you love to change out home decor as much as I do, you have to start getting creative on how you can do it as inexpensively as possible. I thought this napkin could be used throughout the year, and the style can be easily changed during the various seasons. I also chose to use linen to add to the "rough" look I was going for. Plus, linen is an easier fabric to pull the threads on.
1. Locate a linen fabric of your choice. I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby and really like the "speckled" effect it had. It tied in well with the color pallet in our home.
2. Cut your napkins using a rotary blade cutter, rotary cutting mat, and acrylic ruler. When cutting, be careful to cut your fabric with the stitch, making sure that your cut aligns with direction of the weave in the fabric. If you don't, you will end up having a crooked edge. I chose to make ours 16" x 16"
3. Pull the thread along the edge until it is about 1/2" in width. You may need to use a needle to get the thread pulled out initially. I worked clockwise around the napkin. It also works best to pull one thread at a time.
4. (OPTIONAL) For those of you who are able to sew, I did also add a stitch to each side about 3/4" inch off the edge to prevent further fraying.
5. Wash & dry your napkin or runner. After drying your napkin, it will have a frayed look to it on the edge. You may need to trim off loose threads and iron your finished product as well.