Like an object of scientific study, as you pull threads for fringe, the fabric’s structure slowly reveals itself. And making Fringed Napkins in Purl Soho’s new yarn-dyed Linen Grid is an especially fascinating study, one that unravels a world of subtle and exquisite design details.

Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid | Purl Soho

As you pull Linen Grid’s threads, you’ll notice that each colored stripe of this fabric’s eponymous grid appears in the fringe as a single bright thread. Beautiful, yes, but what does it mean? It means that each colored thread has been meticulously woven into the white linen, rather than printed on top, which means that the grid appears on both the right and wrong sides of the material and that it will never wash or rub off. It means that Linen Grid is not only lovely; it’s also impeccable. Research and analysis done, let’s sew some napkins!

Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid | Purl Soho

To make this beautiful set of Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid, just follow our original, free Fringed Chambray Napkins Pattern. For a dinner napkin version, I sized these up to 16 by 16 inches. Happy thread-pulling! -Corinne

Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid | Purl Soho

Materials

Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid | Purl Soho

To make three 16 by 16-inch napkins, you’ll need…

  • ½ yard Purl Soho’s Linen Grid, 100% machine-washable linen. I used a ½ yard of each of Linen Grid’s four colorway for lovely set of twelve napkins!
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s 100% Cotton Thread in color 1040

You’ll also need a pair of small, sharp scissors and a straight pin.

Pattern

For the full pattern, including step-by-step photos and lots of tips, visit our original Fringed Chambray Napkins post!

Cutting Tip

We made our Napkins with the grid pattern of the fabric centered on the squares. If you would like to do the same, take care to center the pattern when you make your cuts.

Fringed Napkins in Linen Grid | Purl Soho