Friday, April 8, 2011

Project Day: Beach Vintage Tablecloths












Have you ever made you own tablecloths? I have been busy making tablecloths all week. Take a look at the new Beach Vintage Tablecloth range available now. But if you would like to give it a go yourself here's how:
  • Measure your table and choose some nice heavy weight cotton fabric. Buy enough for a generous overhang all around.
  • Using an iron, press a seam along each edge. Then press another seam by folding the first one over [creating a neat double hem].
  • Sew all around your tablecloth in a simple straight stitch, making sure all corners are sewn as in picture #10.
  • Now I add my sew on label. You can get your own made up if you want to!
  • Finally press the cloth again with the iron & fold neatly for storage.....or use straight away!
Have a great weekend everyone. Simone xx

38 comments:

  1. One of my favourite fabrics! Lovely straight sewing lines as well. They are gorgeous.
    Pam x

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  2. love the tablecloths! and the cushions at your outdoor setting, just gorgeous colour combinations!
    cheryl x

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  3. What a great idea....I love the ticking fabric you have used.
    That first photos is gorgeous and definitley a place that I would happily sit and while away some time :)
    xx

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  4. Table cloths and napkins were one of the first things my Nanny taught me to sew! I love being able to make things that are usual just practical so pretty! I love your ticking strips! Also, I'm super jealous of your car! Ellie is gorgeous, and I think she would be friends with Sparkle my old Mini :) xxxx

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  5. Oh you are good! I use various bits of fabric for tablecloths to suit the theme ~ but I don't think I have ever hemmed them. But you are right ~ so quick to do and then they would not fray.

    Love the stripes!

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  6. Oh, I use to make fabric napkins. Just loved them! Don't know what has happened to them. They were checks in many different colors. Every time I visit you, I know I will come away smiling!
    Brenda

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  7. Oh my friend..your table is devine and those striped lovelies make my heart sing. xoxoxo hugs

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  8. I love the bright stripes.. Putting me in the mood for some sunshine!

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  9. Well done Simone, they look fantastic. ;-)

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  10. As usual, you make it look easy, Simone! Have a lovely weekend and I hope all is well in your world. xx

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  11. Such pretty summery beachy tablecloths. They certainly look simple enough to make but I don't sew. :/ Now I regret never having learned. Hope Ellie is up and running now. :) Tammy

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  12. I am having friends for lunch on Sunday, you have put me in the mood for shabby chic for the table setting and love the fabric and little labels for your table cloths too. x

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  13. They look so handsome and I love the extra professionalism that the label brings..ps..if you don't mind..where do you buy labels? I love the sunshiney yellow one particularly!

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  14. Your table looks gorgeous, as usual Simone...
    My brother, his wife & 2 little girls arrive from Oz to us in England on Monday morning - in time for breakfast-we haven't seen them in 3 years {!!!} so I am getting a gorgeously pretty table like this ready for them- the girls will love it!

    Have a lovely weekend...
    Melissa xx

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  15. Simone, it might be time for tablecloth audit at my place, out with the tatty ones, in the with your new stripy lime one. Love it, Amber

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  16. I just love those tablecloths! They are sure to be a hit in your store! I really like those colours..... I always make my own tablecloths too and have a ridiculous number of them.... which is the joy of making your own.... you are only limited by the fabric you can find! X

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  17. I like the blue ticking. I've never tried to make my own but I should.

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  18. They are really, really cute! I've never made my own - the sewing gene is NOT strong within me. I'm off to check out your new tablecloths. Have a lovely weekend.

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  19. They look wonderful Simone :)

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  20. You make it look so easy and you are super neat!!! I can't sew a straight line LOL.

    Your outdoor area looks blissful.

    Keren
    xx

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  21. They look fabulous! Ticking is always so classic and warming in any living space. Your table looks so inviting! xx

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  22. Loving ticking & laundry stripes, they save the day with texture & i love sewing with lines as a guide. Looking lovely, love Posie

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  23. I can't sew a stitch. Literally. And my grandmother was an amazing seamstress. But I just wanted to say how sweet and lovely is that top photo of your dining area, with all those pretty patterns on the cloth and pillows. I'd like to sit down there for a long, leisurely conversation with friends right now.

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  24. I can't sew to save my life, but I love how I can always come to your blog for a little pop of color. I just moved to a new home and am looking to add color here and there since my sofas and walls are beach house white. hope you are having a great weekend!

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  25. These are fab Simone, well done, cheers katherine

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  26. Great project! I would totally make my own tablecloths :) I adore the striped fabric you chose :)

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  27. Those are very festive! Love the colors.

    Melinda

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  28. Gorgeous Tablecloths! Mimi xx

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial Simone, I love the patterns and colours you have here
    Lee:)

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  30. Simone... I LOVE this tutorial and I'm sharing it on the blog tomorrow. Hope it brings you some extra fans. :)

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  31. These are beautiful, I love the different colored ticking.

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  32. awesome, i wonder if you could use these with a heavy underlay stitched on for area rugs too?
    great blog!

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  33. Love the red ticking Simone I can never resist nice fabric to make a table cloth my linen cupboards has a fair few there is nothing better than dressing a table for dinner :))

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