My mother has a round indoor dining table for which she's always made elastic-edged tablecloths. They're casual and always stay put, which has us thinking of how very well they would translate to an outdoor dining table.To make your own, simply over-cut a round piece of cloth by about 4" on all sides (for a 36 diameter table, for instance, cut a 44" diameter piece of cloth). Sew an elastic band into the hem and stretch the cloth over the tabletop for the simplest of versions. Add a ruffle around the edges (as in the photo above) for a bit of an overhang. We could see doing this in all sorts of fun colors and prints for different summertime occasions.
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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