This is one of the easiest tutorials I’ve every written. As a bonus, it is a no sew table cloth perfect for updating your outdoor table that has an umbrella.
While shopping at Target I stumbled across beautiful green link patterned table cloths. But, the sizes wouldn’t fit our square patio table. I was hanging my head in clear disappointment when I walked through the bath aisle and spotted the same pattern on a shower curtain! After using a shower curtain for a tablecloth on our screen porch, I knew this would be a great option for the patio table. I grabbed the shower curtain, did a fist pump, and sprinted to the register. As I neared the cashier, I wondered if I would finally beat the impossible game of “Can you buy less than $100 at Target?” (coming to a store near you.)
I didn’t win this time, but not because of the tablecloth. It was less than $20. Is there anyone that has won this game? Inquiring minds want to know!
Enough about the game already and here is the tutorial:
- Shower curtain (or tablecloth)
- Double-sided fusible tape
- Clear nail polish or fray check
Fold the shower curtain into fourths to locate the middle. Cut a snip into the fabric at the center of the table cloth (corner of the folds).
Open the shower curtain up and cut another slit perpendicular to the first.
Fold the triangular flaps back and make sure there is enough clearance for the umbrella pole.
Bring the shower curtain inside and pre-heat your iron according to the fusible tape’s directions. Cut small pieces of the fusible tape and line them up on the triangular tabs.
1. Iron the tape in place.
2. Peel off the backing from the fusible tape.
3. Open the flaps up.
4. Press the flaps open and melt the fusible web to glue the tabs open.
Paint the edges of the tabs with the clear nail polish or fray check.
Lay your new tablecloth over your table and feed the umbrella through the center hole. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to enter to win a $100 Lowe’s gift card. And I will be judging the Before & After contest for One Project Closer later today, so link ’em up if you’ve given any room in your home a makeover! That’s another opportunity to win a $50 Lowe’s (or Home Depot) gift card or an Amazon gift card. Good luck!
Check back next week to see the final reveal of my patio table facelift!