These Poker Card inspired napkins are perfect for a family game night, poker night with the girls, or even few rounds of bridge. They are easy to make and simple to sew. Even if you don’t have any sewing skills or experience you should be able to make this Poker Card suit inspired napkin craft.
Buy Green Rayon Velvet specifically to make these poker themed napkins. This material is washable and perfect for adding elegant embossing to. Rayon Velvet makes these napkins appear fancy but actually they can be used and washed as often as necessary.
The green color works well with the traditional green felt found on poker tables.
To Make A Set of 6 Embossed Poker Card Suit Napkins You Will need:
2 Yards of Hunter green Rayon Velvet
Water Spray Bottle
Diamond, spades, clubs, and hearts Stamp
Sewing Machine and Thread
Clean white dishtowel
Start by cutting out 12 1 foot by 1 foot pieces of green velvet out. These 12 pieces will make 6 poker themed napkins.
Preheat your iron to a medium setting. Next, Place rubber playing card suits stamp face up on ironing board. I like to make each napkin all one suit. So, in this case we will do spades.
Place the velvet nap side down on the spades stamp. Make sure the fabric is lying smoothly over the stamp. This will create the clearest spades image possible.
Cover the green velvet fabric napkin with the clean white dishcloth. Now, mist the towel lightly with water form the spray bottle.
Using the iron, Press the velvet onto spades stamp for 15 seconds. Do not move iron around on the poker themed stamp. It is important to hold the iron perfectly still.
Now, Lift iron off and peel the velvet fabric back to reveal stamped poker design.
Repeat this process moving your spades stamp around the green poker tabletop colored velvet. If you want to create a pattern you can mark it out ahead of time with small dots on the back of the material. You could also create a border with a smaller spades pattern around the napkin. Fill in the middle with one large spade themed stamp or a bunch of medium sized poker themed stamps.
Once you have embossed all of your poker themed napkin fabric you can sew them together.
Lay two pieces of poker tabletop green fabric front sides together. Sew all four sides together leaving a three-inch opening at one corner. Use this opening to pull the inside of the fabric out. Flatten out the velvet poker napkin with your hands. Tuck the rough edges of fabric into the opening and sew it shut by hand. Do not use no sew to seal the opening or you will emboss a design on the napkin you do not want.
To add an elegant piping border to the edge of the poker table top colored fabric napkins sew some piping in while you sew the napkin shut. It will really make these poker game night napkins unique. I have seen great beaded piping that would be perfect for this craft project. I even see this detail on store bought fabric dinner napkins.
You can also sew gold or accent tassels on to each corner. Make sure it stands out against the poker table top green color.
If you want to add some elegant metallic touches to your poker game night napkins you could use some fabric paint in gold or silver. Dip a small artist brushes in the paint and add some details and outlines on the card suits.
You can buy green poker table top colored Rayon Velvet at almost any fabric store for about $8 – $12 a yard. The card suit themed rubber stamps can be purchase at any arts and craft store, art supply stores, and at scrap booking supply stores.