A dressing table is a traditional piece of furniture that is typically used to hold items such as scarves, hats, gloves and jewellery. A dressing table skirt is a piece of fabric that goes around the length of the table top, covering the bottom part of the furniture so the items underneath aren't visible. You can easily make a dressing table skirt with a few basic materials and tools, and save money compared to purchasing a dressing table with a ready-made skirt.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
- Iron-on hook-and-loop tape
- Ironing board
- Hot glue gun
Measure the outer edge of the top of your dressing table. This will determine the length of the fabric and the hook-and-loop tape you need.
Hem all four edges of a piece of fabric that is about 3 feet wide and is the length of the diameter of the tabletop measurement. Hemming the fabric sides on the sewing machine will create clean lines and prevent fraying.
Lay the fabric on an ironing board so the rough side of the hem is facing upward. Lay a piece of iron-on hook-and-loop tape along the top hem of the fabric and press a heated iron onto the strip so it becomes attached to the fabric.
Attach the outward facing side of the hook-and-loop tape strip to the edge of the dressing table top with hot glue. Once it's attached, you should be able to remove the skirt whenever you need to take out or add dressing items underneath the table.
Tips and warnings
- Choose a fabric pattern or colour that matches the decor of your bedroom.
- Take care not to touch the tip of the hot glue gun when it is plugged in.
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