Happy New Year! I hope you made treasured memories with family and friends over our Christmas holidays.
Now that our focus on Christmas (and before that, Thanksgiving) and all things New Year are over, I can let you in on a little secret: you can easily make a table skirt from a table-cloth, new or old.
Imagine the table skirts you can make for super cheap after visiting the thrift store!
When we helped move Fun Son and Spunky Daughter into their college apartment in August, they needed a table for the TV
they were stealing from me (ahem) we graciously shared with them. 😉
I decided to
sacrifice use an old 60″ x 100″ table-cloth to make a skirt.
Here’s the 411:
Place table round in corner of cloth. Trace around it a half an inch out from the table edge with Sharpie™ marker.
Cut around the circle.
I lined that piece and secured the edge with serge stitches. Lining isn’t always necessary – just my choice.
Trim the cloth for a straight edge along the end where you cut the round.
Measure your table height and cut two pieces length-wise from this remaining strip. My round was the perfect height to just split the cloth down the middle. Cut your pieces to your table height measurement plus a half inch for the seam. Use your finished edge as the hem. Yippee – no hemming! 🙂
Sew the two pieces together, end-to-end, and serge or zig-zag all exposed fabric to prevent ravel.
Pin the circle to the serged edge, right sides together, and work your way around.
This first end will be exposed when you flip your skirt right-side-out.
The opposite end will overlap the beginning end, which forms an opening – sort of a natural pleat, or at least what looks like a pleat.
When it’s all pinned and secure, stitch around the circle using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
You are done! So easy, right?
I’ve since made two more, except with fabric remnants.
I can’t show you the first one yet because it’s part of the guest room redo project. Here’s the other one. It’s made from 2 yards of upholstery weight fabric. (Looking forward to having that sofa slipcovered when I get around to that!)
You know how I love to simplify. I used the selvage edge along the bottom and covered it with fringe. Did you know you can buy this nice fringe at Tuesday Morning for $6? It’s a 3-yard length, which was more than I needed for this 24-inch round.
See the line where my watermark is placed in the picture above?
It looks sort of like a flaw, but when you see the overall print, it looks normal and with a little extra detail. Here’s the picture again.
I have a topper cut out for this table, so when I get it put together, I’ll share the tutorial for adding covered cording around the edge. By the way, this is the room that has no TV now that the kids took it to the apartment. Awe, boo-hoo, right?
That’s OK. My laptop keeps me busy with all the Craftsy videos.
Do you watch instructional videos for entertainment?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.