Dip Dyed and Stamped Cloth Napkins

Dip Dyed and Stamped Cloth Napkins

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Merrick White

Additional Information



  • 1 yard linen (light colored)
  • Fabric dye
  • Sponge brush
  • Freezer paper
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Washing machine


  1. Cut a 20“x20“ square of linen for as many napkins as desired.
  2. Dip dye (using the instructions on the dye) one side of each linen square. Allow to dry.
  3. Fold fabric edges under and hem to make a clean finish around entire napkin.
  4. Create a personalized freezer paper stencil.
  5. Draw, write or use a printed cut out of the design or word desired onto the freezer paper matte side. Cut out the black space of the design leaving a stencil template.
  6. Iron fabric so it is smooth.
  7. Place a piece of cardboard underneath the napkin to prevent a paint mess.
  8. Line up the stencil in place on the fabric with the shiny side down and iron into place. The iron will melt the shiny side gently, turning it into an adhesive which will stick to the fabric, sealing the edges to easily paint the stencil on the fabric without bleeding underneath it. Press firmly and hold for a few seconds until the paper is stuck to the fabric. Ensure all edges of the stencil are stuck in place.
  9. Carefully sponge the paint over the freezer paper stencil.
  10. Allow the paint to dry completely. Remove the freezer paper.
  11. Follow the fabric paint instructions in regards to washing and/or setting the paint.