Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday!

Well, since I created the guest tutorial for a play food cereal box this week, and I was working on next week's tutorial (can't show you yet!), I didn't have much more time for other sewing, but I made a couple of practical things this week. One night this week, I was really in the mood to sew something in one sitting, so I made my son another water bottle cozy.



And though it isn't made of wool, i'm still going to show you my fitted table cloth because i'm proud of it ;) . We have been worried about ruining our new kitchen table, and since all the place mats were too big for our table, so I needed table cloths. I looked in the thrift stores, and found nothing, and the ones I found new were just too expensive. I hit my fabric bin, and found this great vintage print fabric that I found at a garage sale a couple of years ago, that I love.



The biggest piece of it overhung the table by just a couple of inches, so it hung weird. I decided to turn it into a fitted table cloth & love how it turned out! I just made a hem, then zig zag (I've been using my zig zag a lot lately, haven't I?) stitched a piece of elastic to the edge.

(inside & outside of hem)

I stretched the elastic as I sewed, so when I was done it hugged the table top perfectly! The upside to the fitted tablecloth is that my wiggly 5 year boy is not making the table cloth move around at dinner time :) .



So what have you been working on? Please feel free to post your finished recycled wool projects on my Facebook page!

7 comments:

Secret Mommy said...

You are a genius! I'm glad you shared your tablecloth! I LOVE tablecloths, but quit using them when this became a household with toddling children who'd grab it and pull it off. I think I'm going to turn a couple of my old yet beloved cloths into fitted ones! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!! :)

Janda said...

I am a vintage tablecloth lover and LOVE THIS. The elastic is a wonderful idea. Never have seen anything like it. Time for a patent or copyright! This is great.

Resweater said...

Thanks, ladies! Unfortunately i'm not the first one to have that idea. I just Googled "fitted tablecloths" and it's been done before, so no million dollar patent for me ;).

Shane said...

That is the most creative idea I've seen lately. I take care of my 16 month old twin grandsons, and I feed them mornings and afternoons during the week. I can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing.....I'm excited, I can't wait to make it.

Resweater said...

I'm so glad I could help :)! It was actually quite fast & easy to do.

Anne Magee said...

Love the tablecloth! I wonder how difficult it would be to make one for a rectangular table for outside?

Resweater said...

Hi Anne, I would assume it's the same for a rectangular table, but maybe cut the corners so they are rounded? These are perfect for outside tables!