Picture of How to Sew a Peplum Style Table Cloth
If you want to sew a custom-fit table cloth - that is simple & elegant - I will take you through the steps here! I actually used a large sheet (I bought from a thrift store for $2) for the material - and made the top of the table cloth a double-thickness. There's some bias tape piping which I used around the table & each corner has a ruffle - as well as the center of each side. After looking at this, it reminded me of "peplum" style skirts I've seen. If you haven't seen them, they're adorable - I made one here - a straight skirt with removable ruffle peplum! I hope you enjoy the instructable - you can alter this to make it your own style as well!

Materials Needed:
  • Fabric (you'll need to measure your table to know how much is needed)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
  • Bias Tape Piping (recommended, but not necessary)
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Step 1: Measure & Cut Out Material

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First, measure the table top & cut out the material (leaving an extra 3/4 inch on all sides for seam allowance). If the material is thin, cut out two layers, iron and sew them together.
grannyjones2 years ago
The thrift stores here split up the sheet sets, so I only have to buy the flat sheets.
Much cheaper that way. Top sheets normally have way less wear, too.
I made curtains for the rental; they were stolen; oh, well. Easy come, easy go.
HollyMann (author)  grannyjones2 years ago
Oh that's good - about only having to buy the flat sheets. They do the same thing at my thrift store. I agree - that the top sheets have less wear - the ones I have gotten have been in great shape! Sorry about the curtains being must have made some awesome curtains!
The corners are just so cute! Love that you're a fan of thrift store sheets, too, haha. I use them for backing quilts and all kinds of things!
HollyMann (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jessy! Yeah I love this thrift store nearby - and get lots of sheets - you can make so many things with them!