Make your own round tablecloth

round tablecloth image via rennett stowe flickr
How to make a round tablecloth? With summer get-togethers on the rise, you may be looking for extra ways to dress up your round outdoor tables. The perfect solution for this is to make a round tablecloth, using a stunning print or bright colored fabric, which will instantly give your outdoor furniture a fresh update.

What you’ll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Water soluble pen

To start, you’ll want to take your tape measure and lay it across the table, having the tape measure hang down the sides at the length that you want your fabric to hang. Once you have the total measurement from one side of the table and over to the next side, you will turn that measurement into a perfect square. For example, if you measure 65 inches, you’ll want to cut out a square of fabric that measures 65 X 65 inches.

round tablecloth image via sewhomegrown.comOnce you have the square piece of fabric, fold the fabric in half, corner to corner, and then in half again. Take your tape measure and string it from one corner and then to the corner directly across, creating an arc. You’ll want to trace that arc with your water soluble pen, and then cut along the line.

Once you’ve finished cutting out the fabric, you’ll find your fabric is now in a perfect circle. To finish the raw edges you can either pin the edge of fabric underneath, using your sewing machine to create a hem, or for a quick finish, you can just serge the edges.

And now you have a brand new round tablecloth to help accent those bright summer days on the patio.

 

Extra tip: If you don’t want to spend money on fabric, you could always reuse a king size bed sheet to make a new tablecloth.

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