Here’s the how to:
I bought burlap and this fall leaf fabric tablecloth. I bought the largest sized tablecloth I could find and it was on clearance for $9 at Wal-Mart. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it for my table some how.
I then laid out my tablecloth and cut 3″ strips to make my ruffles.
Time to get out the sewing machine.
Change the settings on your sewing machine to a very long stitch and very little to no tension.
Then just sew a straight line down the center of your strip.
DO NOT BACK STITCH AT EITHER END!!!
How to make the ruffles:
Gently pull the bottom (back) thread or the bobbin thread. As you pull, the fabric should ruffle.
I gently pulled and then moved the ruffles down the fabric and then pulled more. I found it easier to do this and ruffle a little at a time otherwise your thread may break (which mine did on my first strip).
I also trimmed all the threads that were loose on the edges of the leaf fabric. But I didn’t mind if some were there for the added texture.
But as you sew, I found it best to flatten the ruffle a little before it went under the foot.
I have to have a second table set up for Thanksgiving. It didn’t need to be big so I just pulled out one of my old card tables. It is really short compared to our dining room table but I still wanted them to look seamless so I bought the same tablecloth as the dining table and made a small runner for this table as well.
But wasn’t that easy?! I was so nervous and I had no reason to be.
You can make these with any type of fabric of your choosing.
Hope you try one for yourself!
I can’t wait to decorate the table now. I have big plans in my head and have bought and made a couple more things for the table so we’ll see how it all comes together.
I will be sure to take pictures of it when I have it completely set up to share with all of you.
Also, I just wanted to remind you all that there will not be a Catch a Glimpse Party tomorrow since it is Thanksgiving. It will resume next Thursday, December 2nd.
And, hope you will join me for my Holiday Open House starting Wednesday, December 1st, sharing your Kitchen and Dining room holiday decor.
Linking up to some of these parties.