Tabletop Tuesday: Torn Fabric Napkins

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Chia Chong unless otherwise noted

I couldn’t tell you the last time I bought a “proper” napkin. I’d much rather hit up a cool fabric store and buy cotton yardage and tear it to make my own homespun chic dabbers.
I use them at home and in my work as a stylist.
I’ve torn them cocktail napkin size for excessively large parties and torn them dinner napkin size for more intimate gatherings.
At a recent party in NYC the colorful torn fabric napkins at each place setting were fashioned into pocket squares by more than a few creative and tipsy gentlemen. It was a good night.
Torn fabric napkins from

Torn Napkins on a brunch party table from
A Raw and Refined Breakfast from (Photography by Liesa Cole)
above photo by Liesa Cole

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above photo by Cedric Smith




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