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October 15, 2012

My New Tablecloth…

AKA: Covering up the hot-glue-gun-ruined table. : )

I was at Goodwill and I saw this cute white and brown sheet. Doesn’t it just embody fall?

I thought, “Hey, yeah, this will make a cute tablecloth!”. And, I set out to do so…

I laid the sheet across the table to get an idea of how long it would be.

To cut the the sheet evenly, I found the center at the top (secured with a straight pin) and measured down the sides with a fabric tape measure. Sort of like working with a compass.

I measured the same length, with a pen, all the way around.

Then, I cut across the pen marks.

After I finished cutting the sheet, I hemmed it with hem tape. That’s right–no sewing, friends. I realize that not everyone has a sewing machine or can sew, so I wanted to mix it up a little. Hem tape is a great option if you aren’t able to sew it on a machine/don’t feel like getting your machine out.

I initially bought this sheet to use as a fall tablecloth, but we really like it and it suits the style of our kitchen. I have a feeling that this will grace our table long after the leaves have left the trees.

Enjoying the Good Life,


One Comment

  1. I’m loving this. I’ve been so into polka dots lately. I’m saving up for a polka dot shirt right now…

    p.s. love the hem tape!