Eating outside should be fun & easy. However, cleaning food off a wooden picnic table is not. And the hokey prints of most vinyl tablecloths leave a stylish girl wanting more. Laminated cotton to the rescue!! Today's tutorial will show you how to make a custom table cover to fit any size table, with your own designer look and be sure not to blow off with a sudden gust of wind. Ok let's go!
1-2yds of laminated cotton (depending on table size)
2-3 packages of double fold bias tape
Yard stick, marking pen, basic sewing notions
First measure your table length & width for size. Then measure the thickness (depth) of the tabletop and add + 2" that to your l x w dimensions. Now cut a rectangle from the laminated cotton in this size. I'm using a gorgeous print from the England Swings collection from Timeless Treasures (you can win some for yourself too - see below)
To round the corners of your rectangle by using a small bowl or glass & marking pen and then cut out the curve:
Cut four strips of bias tape that are double the table's width measurement in length, fold the raw edges inward and then sew each strip shut along the open side:
On the two longer sides of the rectangle, measure about 6 inches inward from each end and mark with pen. This will be where you will sew on your ties. Begin to insert the rectangle's raw edge into the bias tape that will be its trim.
When arriving at the marking points for the ties, insert one end of the tie under the bias tape on the wrong side and continue sewing. Repeat with the other 3 ties all the way around.
When you come to the end, cut the bias tape on an angle & allow for about an inch of overlap. Fold raw end inward and stitch in place.
When done, the cover should look like this on the underside:
Simply place on picnic table and tie in place underneath:
Now your stylish picnic table is look flirty & fun and is ready for whatever can be thrown at it /spilled on it!
Want a chance to win your very laminated cotton from this adorable collection? Click HERE to enter the giveaway!!
Sharing this creation with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so click HERE to check them out!