It’s easy to make a tablecloth. This is the ideal challenge for the novice sewer who needs a few projects under their belt. A tablecloth is an essential item for the home and a personal touch makes all the difference at those family mealtimes. Here is a quick step by step guide that will get you sewing in no time.
What You Need
Tablecloths are simple projects and all you really need are a few key items:
- Tape measure
- Fabric marker
- Iron (for fabric pressing)
- Thread for sewing machine (or hand sewing if you prefer)
There are really only a couple of key steps involved in making tablecloths and they are all easy and straightforward. We have given you the basic instructions to make a simple cloth but feel free to add detail and embellish it as you wish. For Christmas you could, for example, add appliqué snowflakes or glitter. For a children’s party you could custom make the cloth with a fairy or dragon theme. Once you have the basics down, you can add whatever detail you want!
When you reach a corner, lift the presser foot and turn the fabric to the next unfinished edge. Take as long as you need to with this step. The line needs be as straight as possible to ensure that the end result is professional. Once you have finished the hem, press the fabric and place it on the table, ready for the next family meal.
Tablecloths are a great basic and the perfect item to practice your skills on. Simply choose a fabric and start sewing!