If you have little kids you know that tablecloths can be a bit of a hassle. After our table cloth (and food!) had been pulled off one too many times I took matters into my own hands and sewed a stay-put tablecloth. I’ve made many of these and want to share this stay-put tablecloth tutorial with all. I seriously love this so much!
It has nice tight corners that wrap right around the table. No more little toddler hands pulling this off
If your family is also spill prone then I recommend using laminated fabric or oil cloth for this project. I started with a tablecloth we already had (a stain resistant one from BB&B) and worked from there
Every table is a bit different so we’ll start with some measurements. Measure the length, width and depth (how thick) of your table and jot those down. Then measure how far under you want it to wrap around. On my table it’s only about 1/2″ before it runs into the legs. Now let’s calculate our pattern piece measurements:
Tablecloth Width= Tabletop Width + Depth*2 + Wrap Around*2 + 1.5″ for
Tablecloth Length= Table top length + Depth*2 + Wrap Around*2 + 1.5″
Cut a rectangle to that length and width and then we’ll make the cutout in each corner.
Cutout= Depth+ Wrap Around + 1″
To sew up your tablecloth head on over to my Crib Sheet Tutorial which has lots of pictures to help you sew it together. Really we’re just making a giant fitted sheet for our table