Monogrammed & Serged Napkins

We Carry
by Sara Snuggerud in Embroidery, Projects

An embroidery machine and serger is a wonderful combination for holiday sewing. Check out these beautiful monogramed & serged napkins that would brighten up any holiday table or make for a spectacular hostess gift.

Only 3 Easy Steps! (See below)

Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2012, as we host a holiday Make-N-Take event to see how to make these one of a kind napkins from start to finish. Sessions start on the hour starting at 10am and running through 3pm. Please RSVP for your $7 kit by calling 605-332-4435. If you have an embroidery machine or serger on your holiday wish list, this event will help you narrow down your selection. We will provide all fabric, the embroidery machines, sergers, thread and embroidery software for you to effortlessly complete this project within 45 minutes. Bring a friend or even a youngster for a fun hands-on project.

Step #1 – Creating the Monogram

Using embroidery software select from 100’s of fonts and 1000’s of decorative flourishes, frames, accents and borders to create an elegant monogram. Choose to make a single letter monogram, two-letter initials or a three-letter monogram with a husband and wife’s initials. Save the custom monogram to a USB stick and take it to the embroidery machine.

Step #2 – Embroider the Monogram

Apply Inspira Light & Tacky stabilizer to the underneath side of the outer hoop. Posisting the napkin in the hoop the fabric is ready to embroider. Select the design from the USB stick and thread the embroidery machine.

For thread choices, one can choose a tone-on-tone look which is using the same color of thread that matches the fabric or select colors for a higher contrast. Both options will be beautiful. When finished, remove the stabilizer from the back side of the embroidery.

Step #3 – Rolled Hem with a Serger
Set a serger for a 3-thread rolled hem using only the right needle, three threads, tightening the lower looper tension and setting the machine’s stitch finger to the rolled hem setting. Beginning at a corner rolled hem around all four sides of the napkin. Use Fray Check to secure the tails at the end of the seams. Once the Fray Check has dried trim the tails away. Using Best Press stray the fabric napkin and press flat.

If you are interested in a serger, here is a video of one of our favorite basic sergers.