These napkin rings were inspired by the cuff of a seersucker shirt. To take it a step further, add a button covered with the fabric in a contrasting color. Can’t sew a buttonhole? Don’t worry. The button is ornamental; a snap keeps the ring closed.
This is a great way to put scraps of seersucker to use.
Tools and Materials
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Fabric-covered button kit
- Cut a piece of 8-by-5 1/2-inch seersucker. Pin together with right sides facing, and, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance, sew along long side, creating a tube. Turn right side out.
- Fold rectangle so seam is at the center. Iron flat. Press unfinished edges in 1/4 inch, and sew shut.
- Sew snap to ends.
- Cover button with fabric according to package instructions, then sew on.
Festival napkins, in Crocus, Cotton Candy, and Tin, $60 per set of 4, sferra.com. Vertigo tray, 12" by 17", by Andree Putnam, christofle.com. Covered button kit, 7/8", $2.60 for 3 buttons; 3/4", $2.60 for 4; 5/8", $2.60 for 5; 1/2", $2.60 for 6; mjtrim.com.
Looking for more seersucker projects? Try our Seersucker Pillow Sleeve