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DIY Napkin With Rooster Embroidery For Chinese New Year

In Indonesia, we celebrate the Chinese New Year with food and ang pao. Ang pao is money in the envelope. Ang pao has given to children from their parents and for the parent from their kid who had been working. People started to celebrate the day before with pray, then the next day they gather with family.
We usually served dishes made from pork, Chinese snacks such as dried fruits, candies, kue keranjang, and also fruits such as oranges and apples. But since many among that celebrate are Muslims, people usually replaced pork with chicken or beef.

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year.


Whatever food you like to serve, it is important to make a good presentation on your dining table. Beautiful look napkins that match with the theme is a good idea. Here I give you a tutorial how to make napkin with embroidery rooster as we want to celebrate this year, the year of the rooster. Just follow step by step on each picture.

Download the following rooster pattern by right clicking and "Save Image As" to your computer. Print as actual size (approximately 12.8 x 12.8 cm). Cut red and yellow fabric size 27 x 27 cm. Red is the color that we usually have on the Chinese celebration, red symbolizes happiness and success.

rooster pattern for DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chine new year, the year of the rooster

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year.

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year.

Trace the image of the rooster in one corner of the red fabric by putting them in order from top to bottom: the pattern, carbon paper, and fabric, and then plug with a pin so that its position has not shifted. Then start to trace.

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year.

This is the result of trace on the fabric.

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year, the year of rooster

Prepare some embroidery threads with many colors as you like.

DIY napkin with rooster hand embroidery to celebrate chinese new year.

Start making embroidery with chain stitch along the lines of rooster pattern. You can watch how to make the chain stitch on YouTube, there are a lot of tutorials there. Arrange colors of the thread in a great position. Repeat until the entire lines of the rooster pattern covered with embroidery.

DIY learn how to make roaster napkin for chinese new year with embroidery and sewing

Merge the red and yellow fabrics with stitched. Meet the good side of the red fabric with the good side of the yellow fabric, then sew the three edges. After that reverse the fabric so the good side is outside, then sew on the side that is still open. Give beautiful stitching on the edge of the napkin. And the napkin is ready to be used to decorate the dining table for the roaster year.

DIY learn how to make rooster napkin for chinese new year with embroidery and sewing

The duration to create one napkin is approximately 1 hour.

Chinese New Year | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our third annual Chinese New Year blog hop! Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Chinese New Year, starts on January 28. It is the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, and we have lots of great ideas for celebrating it with kids! Don't miss our series from last year and 2015, and you can find even more on our Chinese New Year Pinterest board:
Participating Blogs
The Dumpling Mama on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Bicultural Mama  
Crafty Moms Share
Miss Panda Chinese
Living Ideas
Creative World of Varya
The Mommy Factor



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0 #7 Cynthia Nicoletti 2017-01-24 22:50
These napkins you embroider are beautiful. You are very talented. The stitching looks perfect. Happy Chinese New Year
0 #6 Caitlin 2017-01-20 19:15
These are so crafty! I'm terrible at sewing, but the way you've laid out all the steps makes it seem like even *I* could handle it :lol:
0 #5 Kelly Hartigan 2017-01-20 07:40
This is a great craft. While you used it for the rooster for Chinese New Year, I think it would be easy to make a napkin using a different design. I am bookmarking this to save when I have my crafting space set up and to show my mom. Thank you for sharing. :)
0 #4 Emma 2017-01-19 20:36
This is such a great crafting idea - perfect for Sunday dinner and you make it seem so easy to complete! I'll have to give it a go
0 #3 Jodie 2017-01-19 19:52
I'm yet to celebrate a Chinese New Year, which is disappointing; id love to celebrate one. The rooster looks amazing. I'd like to think I could do something as cool as that! X
0 #2 Susan 2017-01-19 16:49
Thanks for reminding me of the Chinese New Year. I have a friend who adopted her daughter from China, and they always celebrate. I enjoy embroidery and appreciate getting this pattern -- although I think it would take me more than an hour to make!
0 #1 Joely Smith 2017-01-19 13:50
Things like this make me wish I were crafty! My daughter will love this and I will share with her! I remember napkins being like this from my youth. My grandmother would have totally loved all the cool DIY things today. I may one day begin to learn how to do crafts and DIY projects, until then my daughter can do it for me lol she is very artistic and crafty.
VERY lovely napkins and far better than the store bought ones I use.

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