I decided to make a custom table cloth to match the china I already owned. For the tablecloth instructions see here:
This post explains how to make custom napkins and napkin rings to match a tablecloth or match whatever decor you choose.
For the custom napkins, it is as simple as taking fabric squares 12″ x 12″ and hemming all the way around.
For the napkin rings, start by using a strip of fabric that is 14 ” wide and fold it in half.
Cut strips that are 3″ wide. I needed six napkin rings, so I cut six strips.
Next, turn the strips with right sides together and sew both of the long sides by using a 1/4 inch seam.
Then, on the one remaining open end, turn down the top just 1/4 of an inch and iron it.
Then turn the whole ring to be right side out and press it flat.
Because you turned down the edge before turning the ring right-side-out, now all four sides has a clean edge.
Insert the sewn edge into the open end so the ring forms a circle.
Now for the tricky part, either hand sew or machine sew the two pieces together so they are permanently attached. Below is a picture of how to accomplish this on a machine, but it’s not exactly easy.
The finished seam:
You can accentuate the napkin rings with pins for various holidays.
Or make them to match your custom table cloth.