Thursday, May 10, 2007

Repurposed Table Cloth

I love Estate Sales and yard sales just as much as the next girl, but sometimes when you buy something - you don't realize that there's a huge stain right in the middle of it.

Don't fret... craft something.

I got this idea while looking at the huge makeup stain on my sheets while doing some laundry this morning. Cut out 14" squares dodging the stain and make some very cool vintage napkins for your home. I like to make a template to ensure straight edges and consistent sizing.

Just measure out 14" x 14" onto some craft paper, cut it out and away you go. Center the pattern over some interesting patterns, or to get more bang for your buck, just cut out as many pieces as you can.

It you lightly fold the pattern in half and then in half again - you will find the center. Put a pin at this mark and place the pattern over a design. Just lift up the pattern and place the pin in the center of the design and pin down.

Cut it out and either serge or zig-zag stitch around it or use your iron and fold down the edges 1/2" and then repeat. Topstitch and you're done!

1 comment:

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I think Victorian interiors were full of thick, fringed draperies in deep colours, including tablecloths reaching to the floor on any kind of table