DIY Tablecloth


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Let’s start with an easy DIY project for our first post.

This DIY craft project does require that you know how to sew either with a machine or with hand sewing needles. If you know how to sew, you will be able to create your very own DIY tablecloth for your home.


The first thing to do is to choose a fabric. You want to consider color, pattern and the fabric. The fabric should be something you can wash in your washing machine since food and liquid will get on the fabric.

You can purchase fabric at a design store or craft store for very cheap. Keep an eye out for fabric on sale or remnants that fit your measurements. You can save money this way.

Then you need to measure the table to determine the size of fabric you will need. You might need to cut out side panels for the tablecloth too. You want the overhang measurements to be the same around the entire table.

You need to decide how far you want the tablecloth to overhang. For an informal cut, let the tablecloth hang 1 ft. over the sides of the table. For something more formal, cut the tablecloth to hang 1 inch. from the floor below. This is your preference.

If the tablecloth doesn’t need panels, the only sewing that needs to be done is a hem around the bottom of the tablecloth. We recommend a ½” double rolled hem for most DIY tablecloths.

If the tablecloth needs side panels, you will need to sew the side panels to the center panel before you sew the hem at the bottom. If the tablecloth does require side panels, we recommend you choose a patterned tablecloth as it will then be able to hide the seams for the panels.

A well-made DIY tablecloth can last several years and is also a good conversation piece for dinner party or holiday guests. You will find that once you have made one tablecloth you will be able to easily make others for different seasons and different occasions throughout the year.

Visit ZMLYNA for more DIY projects soon!