Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Pleated semi-fitted tablecloth



Pleated tablecloth tutorial at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

I would like to refinish my table top, but since I am using it as my craft table, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to put all of that work into it just now.

I had to come up with a way to disguise the ugly, yellowed pine.

With my stash of white twill fabric I came up with this.

I started out by tracing the outside rim of the table with a piece of chalk.

Pleated tablecloth tutorial at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

I trimmed it down to one inch from the line and cut it out.

Pleated tablecloth tutorial at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

I the cut strips of fabric 9” wide, folded them in half, then started making the pleats, lots of them.

Pleated tablecloth tutorial at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

Right sides together, I pinned the pleats to the top, then ran it through my sewing machine.

Pleated tablecloth tutorial at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

Ta Da ! I think it looks perky and fresh.




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32 comments:

  1. It sure does look perky and fresh! I'm impressed!

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  2. Flipping GENIUS! Is there anything you can't do???

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  3. Mel I LOVE the tablecloth! Nice job!
    Susan

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  4. Gorgeous! I love it and I would love to attempt something like that for my table, however, the pleats look like alot of work. You did a beautiful job sewing it! Lesa

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  5. This is so pretty! I have a round table with an icky laminate top which is great for kids but not pretty at all. This is the perfect solution! It looks easy enough! Thanks!

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  6. This is so stinkin' cute! I made one for my dining room table but my pleats were smaller and started down further. I'm wishing now I would have made it like this one. Oh well, there is always my breakfast room table! :)

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  7. Wowzers!! I love the pleats in the tablecloth! Great job... I would love for you to link up at my blog party going on now!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  8. Wow, that looks awesome and you make it seem so simple and fun. I almost want to sew something. :)

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  9. Great solution! Your tablecloth looks fabulous!

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  10. Ohhhh...I L-O-V-E this! I am definitely going to try this.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. I just pinned this onto my "things I want to make" board. I have been wanting to do this for a while, and you just completely inspired me. You did a beautiful job.

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  12. Mel, you're BRILLIANT! Love the twill pleats!

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  13. This looks great - I love the pleats!

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  14. Cutest tablecloth EVER! Love the shorter skirt length, its so neat and tidy. It must be a breeze to pull off and toss back on again. Can't wait to read more...
    I am now following you on Linky :-)

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  15. Just awesome! Such a great look for your cute table.
    Cheers, Andrea

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  16. Ah, beautiful! I love how you sound as though this was easy. If I were able to just whip something like this out to cover a table in poor condition, I'd be expecting some kind of an award!

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  17. I really just love this. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  18. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow, that looks Beautiful and you make it seem so simple and fun. I need to do one for my Tablescapes !! I NEED to keep this link.. Thanks so much for your lovely Idea, hope you have a wonderful week with your family.I do love to sew also like you do, I sew my napkins for my tablescapes all the time.
    XXOO Diane

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  19. Lovely! Just so cute! Great idea! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! Bonnie ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  20. Beautiful, Mel! Featuring this tonight. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday!

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  21. Wow, so cute and looks easy too! :) I think I'm gonna make one for my table, it's black and I don't mind that but I'd like to change it out to something fresh and light for spring!

    Tania

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  22. So pretty, Mel! You make it look so easy! Great job! I love the placemats too and that I get to see your beautiful face! ;)

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  23. I love your fitted tableskirt!! I have wanted to do this for a long time. My table is rectangular tho. Could I send you a pix & see if you think it is doable please?

    karen

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  24. That is awesome! I have an oval table I use to craft on too. Can't wait to make one of my very own!

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  25. How pretty! Stopping by from ucreate.

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  26. GORGEOUS!!!! It's absolutely perfect.

    I have been wanting something like this in burlap for the table on my front porch. Unfortunately for me...I don't sew. :(

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  27. I'm new to sewing, could you explain how you made the pleats?

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  28. Hi Mel, what a great idea! I've not seen a table cloth like this before, but it's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things. It looks great! What a creative way to cover your table. I'm your newest follower!
    Debbie

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  29. Fabulous.Love it.I also like fitted table covers because they look fab on table instead of the covers which are longer or shorter than table.

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  30. I pinned this some time ago for future reference and today is the day that I'm ready to attempt this. Can you tell me what size your table is and how many feet of ruffle fabric it required to go all the way around with the pleats, please? Then I can adjust it for my 48" table. Please email me at: rvinmemo at msn.com I'm thinking I need three times the diameter but I'm not sure. Thanks, Rose

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