Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY Sew: Round Table Cloth to Christmas Tree Skirt

With Christmas right around the corner, I've been keeping my eyes open for possible holiday DIYs.  After I made the Christmas stockings out of a tablecloth, I thought it would be really cute to have a matching tree skirt.  As luck would have it, I found the exact same pattern, but this one was round (60 inches), which made this project extremely easy.
1 60'' round table cloth
tape measure
sewing machine and thread
First with wrong side up, measure 30 inches in from the bottom and 30 inches in from right and mark

Then, using your tape measure, measure 18 1/2 inches around from the center, mark. Use your tape measure like a protractor marking about 8 times forming a circle, then take a washable marker and connect the dots

Cut all the way around the circle, and then make a cut from the center mark to the edge of the circle

Now all you have left is to hem; to do this start with the slit, fold fabric over 1/4 inch and iron, then fold over 1/2 inch and pin, do this to both sides of the slit


Now, repeat the process for the outside of the circle; fold over 1/4 inch iron, fold over 1/2 inch more and pin


Place under and around the Christmas tree, and you're done!

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