crafty: ruffled tablecloth

Inspired by this amazing tablecloth…

[photo via  Hip Hooray]

I decided to make one for Ava Kate’s upcoming birthday party.  I wanted it to be a pink background with pink, light pink and white ruffles…and a little bit of a vintage look to it.  I used 5 rows of pink tulle, 3 rows of light pink tulle and 2 rows of white pink tulle…(mental note: light pink tulle and white tulle look exactly the same when layered over pink fabric).

Materials:

  • tulle ribbon…I used the 5 inch wide tulle that is sold on a spool.  It is sold in 25 yard increments.  I used 2 fuschia pink, 1 light pink and 1 white.
  • cotton broadcloth fabric
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing machine
  • patience
  • most importantly…a childfree environment so that you can use profanity as needed when figuring out the dimensions.

This project is time consuming but pretty easy once you get started.  I folded my tulle in half to get a fuller look.  Once sewn, I gathered it by hand creating the ruffle.  I then added the ruffles to the fabric.  I marked lines on the fabric before sewing the ruffles.  Specific dimensions and measurements are hard to give as every table is different.  I did my tablecloth is 3 pieces (2 short sides and 1 long side) and then pinned it to the fabric that is on top of the table from the underside.  I am not going to sew the top and sides together so that I can use the tablecloth for different size tables in the future.

I started getting out some of my serving pieces so I can plan the layout and the treats for the table.  Here is everything scattered all over the table….

and my favorite cupcake stand ever….

Happy Tuesday!

11 Comments to “crafty: ruffled tablecloth”

  1. 1. Rhonda Says:

    That is incredible! And it looks like you’ll have a beautiful party for your little girl…

  2. 2. Amy Says:

    YIPPEE! Girl your rock, can not wait to see ALL the pictures.

    xo

  3. 3. Kelli Says:

    Fabulous job,it’s going to be so much fun,can’t wait!

  4. 4. amber levinson Says:

    LOVE it!! Can’t wait to see the finished table. That looks like a lot of work! Great job! I am planning a rainbow polkadot party for my little miss.. I am going to try to replicate the cake pictured in the top picture!

  5. 5. Tanya Says:

    So pretty! Can’t wait to see it filled with desserts;o)

    ~Tanya

  6. 6. Kristina Says:

    i would love to see pictures of your cake:) that looks like so much fun to make…and eat!

  7. 7. LeAnn Says:

    Way to go – it looks awesome!

  8. 8. Jackie Kurth Says:

    Do you sell your tableclothes? if so what would the price be for a round my table is about 42 ” and I do not want it to the floor and the ruffles can be larger just two

  9. 9. Kristina Says:

    Hi Jackie…

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I don’t sell the tablecloths…that is actually the only one I have ever made! Have a great week!

    Kristina
    Modern Frills

  10. 10. Pastel Vintage Circus Birthday — Celebrations at Home Says:

    […] labels from Tomkat Studio, vintage-y details, and the most amazing table cloth she made herself! (see tips here) Details to note are the adorable tiny fabric bunting strung across jars, frames, and the cake; […]

  11. 11. Pastel Vintage Circus Birthday — Celebrations at Home Says:

    […] from Tomkat Studio, vintage-y details, and the most amazing table cloth she made herself! (see tips here) Details to note are the adorable tiny fabric bunting strung across jars, frames, and the cake; […]

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