Fitted Tablecloth for Outdoor Dining

Fitted Tablecloth for Outdoor Dining

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Regina Yunghans
Jun 14, 2010
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.
Related: Summer Table Inspiration from Chelsea Fuss
(Image: from a Ruffled Burlap Tablecloth tutorial by Tatertots & Jello)
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