January 16, 2014

Bow Tie Place Settings

If you are planning a wedding or other special event, today’s simple place setting idea is one you are sure to love. By taking a standard square napkin and folding it with a flourish, you can give each plate at the table its own bow tie. This idea is easy to execute, too, making it the perfect project for weddings or other large events. Let me fill you in on all of the details!

Bow tie place settings - Such an easy, pretty wedding idea!

For this project, you will need…
Woven cotton quilting fabric (amount required will vary depending upon the desired number of place settings)
Rotary cutter and mat
Coordinating thread
Sewing machine
Shears
Satin ribbon
Fray Check
Small rhinestone buckles

Directions:
1. To make a napkin, use the rotary cutter and mat to cut a 16” square of fabric. Apply a narrow hem to each of the raw edges, or finish with a rolled hem on a serger.
2. Fold the finished napkin in half. Rotate the napkin 90 degrees; fold into thirds.
3. Trim an 8-10” piece of satin ribbon. Seal the ends with Fray Check.
4. Loop the ribbon around the napkin and through the rhinestone buckle.

You are finished!

I love that you can tailor this look to fit any theme or color scheme simply by using your favorite fabrics.

Bow tie place settings - Such an easy, pretty wedding idea! Bow tie place settings - Such an easy, pretty wedding idea!

 Looking for even more wedding and party inspiration? Check out these fun ideas from the PS archives!

Paper Medallion Napkin Rings

Sequin Teacup Topiaries

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4 Responses to Bow Tie Place Settings

  1. Crystal January 16, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Super cute!! I love the rhinestone buckle with it. Great idea!!!

  2. Amber Mae January 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    These are adorable! I just might make a more “manly” version for my little man’s first birthday :)

  3. Shannah @ Just Us Four January 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    so adorable! Love the color as well! Navy blue is so cute!

  4. Laura | Artifact Uprising January 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Genius! I absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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