- Fabric (you'll need to measure your table to know how much is needed)
- Measuring Tape
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- Sewing Machine
- Bias Tape Piping (recommended, but not necessary)
Step 1: Measure & Cut Out Material
Step 2: Bias Tape Maxi Binding Time
Important Tip: When you get to the end of your piping and you need to continue on with more of it (ie: open up another package of it to continue where the first one left off) - there is a little trick to help you continue with the binding and not make the transition noticeable at all.
- Sew on the piping until you're close to the end of it and stop about an inch away from the end - do not stitch it on yet.
- Get the new package of binding out and try to lay it out near where the first one ends.
- Take a seam ripper, and take the stitches out of the new binding (just the first 1/2 an inch to an inch)
- Open up the second piece of binding to reveal the cord inside - then snip off about 1/2 an inch of it, just leaving the material which covers it (see photo for help).
- Then take the new piece which doesn't have the cord in it for the first 1/2 inch and wrap it over or around the binding you started with, then lay it flat.
- Continue sewing the piping on and the transition will hardly be noticeable.
Step 3: Cut Four Pieces
5 1/4 in. These pieces will make up the material you see in the images underneath the ruffled/peplum part. Iron all pieces of material. If you want to use bias tape on the bottom hem of the material, that is up to you. Otherwise, you will need to iron and hem the bottom of the pieces. Also iron and press the top part of the material. Now you will need to sew the four pieces together at the sides to form one long loop.
Next, pin this entire piece of material to the main piece of material. The main piece of material will be right-side up - and the piece you are pinning on will be wrong-side up, and close to the piping. As you look at the image below, you can see that after sewing it on, you'll be able to flip it over and down, then press it again with the iron.
Step 4: Sew Onto the Main Piece
Step 5: Add Peplum or Material for Ruffles
To create the ruffled areas, this is what I did. First, I found the center of the piece I was working on, and put a pin there. I then adjusted my sewing machine so I could create some long stitches (the longest my machine allowed for) and I normally have the machine's tension set at 4.5 - now I put it on 8 (this adds a lot of tension). Before sewing, I measured and marked four inches off with pins. I did that at the end of the material and beginning as well. I sewed my ruffles (one at the beginning, one in the middle & one in the end) and then layed the piece out on top of the table cloth to figure out placement. Once placed properly, I pinned it in place. I repeated this process for the other 3 sides. Now, be sure to readjust your sewing machine's settings, back to normal. Then I sewed it right onto the table cloth.