Pretty simple, cut out half circles, place them right side tog and sew the curve. Turn them right side out and press. Turn the straight edge inside a quarter inch and top stitch near the edge. I used red top thread and green bobbin thread.
Then comes the really fun part. Embellish it. For this first one I used chain stitch to sew on a gold trim.
Folding it to make it table ready is fun too!
Now you can recognize what it is! Let your imagination run; crochet edges, trims, embroidery. Check Mary Corbet's Needle 'N Thread for embroidery ideas and and how to videos for various stitches.
Enjoy your creativity and let me know what you come up with!