DIY Gold Scalloped Edge Napkins

October 9, 2014Sarah Khandjian

Dress up plain cloth napkins with some gold vinyl! Click through for free SVG template to cut it out with your Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, or Cricut Explore.

Ok, so I may have an obsession with scallops. And when they are gold, they have me swooning. I dreamt up creating cloth napkins with gold scalloped edges quite some time ago and finally gave it a try. The results have me wanting to make more of these so I can use them during the holidays. I mean, our Thanksgiving dinner needs gold scallops don’t you think?

I used gold pleather for the gold scalloped edges because it has a great metallic finish and won’t fray like regular woven fabrics. This project will definitely make you rethink pleather. While I’m not a fan of using it clothing (I seriously can’t pull it off) it really does make for some lovely little napkins.

Don’t let the supply list overwhelm you, these adorable napkins were actually quite simple and very fun to make. Once you have the gold vinyl cut out they sew up rather quickly.

How cute are this gold scallop cloth napkin? The store bought napkin was transformed by sewing a strip of gold vinyl to the edge.


Download the scallop
– Cloth napkins (I used these and love how they don’t wrinkle much after washing)
– Gold vinyl or pleather (you can find this at local fabric stores)
Silhouette sewable interfacing
– Leather needles
– Thread in the same color as your napkins

– Sewing machine
– Silhouette Cameo with a fabric blade
12″ x 24 cutting mat
– Iron and ironing board

Did you know you can cut vinyl and pleather with your Silhouette Cameo? Click through to see what was made with this gold pleather.

Step 1: Prewash and dry the napkins. Iron if necessary. Use an iron in the wool or low heat setting to adhere the textured side of the sewable interfacing onto the back side of the pleather. You’ll want to make sure every bit of it is adhered to the pleather. If it’s not, it will cause the fabric to wrinkle and jam in your machine.

Step 2: Load the gold pleather with the interfacing onto the 12″ x 24″ cutting mat, with the gold  side up. The pleather cuts best with sticky mats so if yours is pretty worn get a new one before cutting our the vinyl. Then cut out the scallops using your Silhouette, you’ll need one per napkin. I created a new setting in Silhouette Connect for cutting pleather. I recommend using the following settings:

– Blade 10 (you manually adjust this)
– Speed 3
– Thickness 33
Do not double cut

So cute and so simple! Loving this tutorial on how to make cloth napkins with a gold scalloped edge.

Step 3: Place one scalloped edge underneath the wrong side of a napkin. Make sure the gold vinyl is slightly above the existing hem line. Pin in place.

Step 4: Sew on top of the existing seam using a straight stitch to sew the gold vinyl to the napkin. You may need to trim the gold vinyl if it’s a little longer than the napkin. Repeat with the other napkins and then they are ready to be used at your next dinner!

Loving gold and white home decor details and these DIY gold scalloped napkins are no exception! Click through for tutorial and template.

I can't get enough gold in my home! Can't wait to make a set of gold scalloped cloth napkins to use for special occasions.

gold flatware | happy stripe gift wrap sheets

Have a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait and don’t know what to do with it? Check out everything I’m created with mine on my Silhouette page.


  • Carmen

    October 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

    L.O.V.E these! I’d love the gold trim on some dark wine hued linens. Or maybe a rose gold!?! Such a great project, Sarah.

  • Carrie

    October 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    SO cute Sarah! I definitely need to try this (and pleather!) out soon.

  • Amy W

    October 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    You had me at gold and scallop!

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)

    October 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I love these!! I dont have a silhouette, but Target’s dollar spot had some gold scallop trim and its been sitting in my craft room unused…

  • sara walk

    January 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    these are unreal!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them

    1. Sarah

      January 26, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much! I’m a big fan of gold scallops too :)

  • florence rittle

    February 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Wow! ! So easy and be au ti ful! Also l’m looking at the candy Yum!!

  • Sara

    April 30, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I love gold and I’ve been trying to find an “excuse” to buy a Silhouette Cameo! This may have tipped the scale. I can’t wait to make this. Great post.

    1. Sarah

      April 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Sara! I think this is a great excuse to buy a Silhouette. You won’t believe how much you’ll use it!

  • cj

    July 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Great project! I NEED to know where your gold forks are from, they are lovely!

    1. Sarah

      July 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Thanks! The flatware is from West Elm. Isn’t it gorgeous?

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