Add a personal touch to your wedding day, bridal shower, or any party decor with these easy to make DIY monogram napkins. Personalized monogram napkins are a fun elegant touch to add to any party decor.
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Initially, I made these napkins to add an elegant touch to our wedding day centerpieces. Then I used them for my bridal shower and then again this fall we used them as part of our Thanksgiving table decor.
Sewing Machine (optional)
Iron & Ironing Board
Fabric Tape Measure
Hard Plastic (driver’s license)
DIY Monogram Napkins
Step 1: Pick Fabric or Napkins
Sew or select plain napkins that you can add your monogram too. I chose to sew my napkins using thick linen fabric that you would see at a nice restaurant. Or if you don’t want to sew napkins simply find a nice linen napkin to add your monogram too.
Measure and mark your fabric to the size of napkins you want. Be sure to add an extra 1″ to all four sides. For example, I wanted my napkins to measure 20 inches so I marked and cut my fabric at 22 inches.
Then mark your fabric 1 inch from the edge on all four sides on the backside of the fabric.
First iron fabric to the line all the way around all 4 sides. Then repeat this step folding in once more at the line.
Next sew around all four sides of the napkin.
Then iron your napkins if necessary.
Step 2: Create your Monogram
Create your monogram image on your computer or simply download mine and add your own initials.
Open image in adobe reader which is free in order to edit the image. The font is slightly different than in the picture. I no longer had access to that font anymore 🙁
Step 3: Cut Parchment Paper
Cut a piece of parchment paper the exact size of standard computer paper 8 1/2″ x 11″. You will want to cut one for each napkin so if you are making 10 napkins, for example, you will cut out 10 pieces of parchment paper in the 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
Step 4: Prep Paper for Printer
Using stick glue, glue the parchment paper onto a standard piece of computer paper with the glossy side face up. You should do this for each piece of parchment paper.
Step 5: Mirror Image
Next, create a mirror image of your monogram on your computer and determine the print size you want your image to be.
Step 6: Print your Image
Before you print on your parchment paper test which side to put the paper into your printer so it prints on the parchment side. Also, decide what size you want the image to appear. You can change the size by scaling the image in the printer preview. Then print your image onto the parchment side of your paper.
Step 7: Rub Image onto Fabric
Once the image comes out of the printer place the wet image onto your fabric where you want the image placed. Then take a hard piece of plastic such as a drivers license and scrap the backside of the image onto the fabric transferring the image to the fabric. Let the image dry before touching.
Repeat steps 6-7 until you’ve completed all of your monogram napkins.
DIY Monogram Napkins
Go pick out your fabric or purchase your napkins today to start crafting your classy DIY monogram napkins. Transform your party decor with your personalized monogram napkins.