I finally broke down and bought a table in the hopes that I will be at all the affordable-to-register craft fairs this season. I decided it would be a good idea to make a nice cover for it too. I wanted something cheery and bright to attract attention and also something that would properly hide any clutter I had lying around and give me extra storage.
I created a slightly gathered table cover that's open in the back so you can get to the storage under the table super quick! This table cover will take a couple hours to make, but it's definitely worth the time if you're trying to do craft fairs on the cheap.
Step 1: What you'll need:
- a folding table
- fabric (we'll talk about measuring below) - you can use one color or mix and match!
- sewing machine
- measuring tape
- iron + ironing board
You'll need one piece a couple inches wides and longer than your tabletop, and one long piece to go all the way around your table, plus a little extra (10-15 inches at least!) for gathering. I used a little over 2 1/2 yards of fabric for the skirt for my table, which is 48 inches long and 20 inches wide.
Also keep in mind you'll have quite a bit of fabric left over from the skirt. My table is 28 inches tall, and I used 45 inch wide fabric, so I have a pretty long strip left over. It'll make good quilt squares! You could probably piece together the remainder to form a top, but I figured that would not look as clean.