My friend was tossing an old shower curtain so I stole it from her and have had it since July with this project in mind. I wanted to make a cover for our table to reuse whenever the kids are doing crafts. They can’t seem to color within the boundaries of a piece of paper so I didn’t want crayon and marker all over my table.
This was a fairly simple project. I used the old shower curtain- I’d recommend using a good quality thick one. This one wasn’t very thick and I’m concerned about it lasting long term, but I didn’t want to use a super expensive one for my first attempt at sewing one either.
Step 1: Lay it over your table and center it.
Step 2: Trim off the extra if there is any/a lot. I just tried to make the excess even all the way around… you do need SOME extra to make this. Just a note- don’t trim off the slots where you put your curtain rings through. Those are great for using to feed the ribbon/elastic through at the end so it’s perfect if they line up as part of the casing.
Step 3: At each corner, cut a straight line from bottom corner of the curtain to the edge of your table.
Step 4: Fold your edges over each other for each corner and pin. I used Clover Wonder Clips, Red, 50-Pack.
|See how awesome the holes for the curtain rings are for using as a hole
for the ribbon to be fed through the casing?! Genius and I didn’t even mean to be.
This project is so simple and silly, but it really works for me! I may make a nicer quality one for our other table as well for dinner time… or perhaps just make some regular table clothes fitted. I like that it can’t be pulled off the table easily.
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