This is AWESOME! I love the idea of upcycling something into something else, and tea towels into table cloths – totally qualifies!
Here’s a $10.00 solution to beautify your table at any time of the year. I think this would be a great idea for quick hostess gifts, as well!
I have an extra large dining table and find it almost impossible to find extra large tablecloths to fit it! The ones that I do find are so expensive I just cant justify buying them. So I decided to make my own out of tea towels/dish cloths. Here’s what I did:
•I purchased a pack of 12 tea towels in mixed reds = $9.97 from a local discount chain store. Its best to get stripe or check ones as you can cheat and follow the straight lines when sewing together.
•Lay down the towels on the floor in the finished pattern you would like for your tablecloth (mine was 3 towels across and 4 down). •Pin towels right side together along one side as shown in pic # 2 . Cut off the excess bulky seams with pinking shears (otherwise the tablecloth won’t sit flat). •Sew the sides together. Repeat this process. I joined 3 together along one side (see pic #3) then I repeated this to make 4 separate pieces of 3.
•Join (sew) all pieces together to make one whole piece (your finished tablecloth) making sure you line all the squares together at joins. Think like your quilting.
•Press with a hot iron.
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