As part of a gift, I need coordinating napkins and napkin rings, so I whipped some up on my day off yesterday. And, dear readers, I’ll show you how to make the same napkin rings. They are very easy; it took me all of an hour to make four, not including the time it took to go buy more ribbon when I ran out. Lesson learned: measure out the full spool before cutting, don’t just eyeball it. Luckily JoAnn carried the same ribbon (my original spool is of unknown origin… I’ve had it for ages).
Before you get started, you can download my template (and instructions) as a PDF.
In the downloadable instructions, I’ve provided a template and measurements using both ¼” seam allowances and 1⁄8″ seam allowances so that you can use whichever you’re more comfortable with. I made mine with 1⁄8″ ones—or technically however far the right-side hash mark on my utility foot is from the center needle position. The following instructions use that method.