How to Make a Square Tablecloth for a Round Table

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How to Make a Square Tablecloth for a Round Table
You can make a square tablecloth fit a round table by using a couple of tools. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

You can make your home look more festive by using decorative tablecloths that are custom-fitted to your tables. You can even make customised square tablecloths for a round table, which will allow the edges of the tablecloth to drape down in an elegant way. Making your own tablecloths can save you money and can make your home look well-prepared for any event.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Cotton fabric
  • Chalkboard compass
  • Fabric chalk
  • Yard stick
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Thread
  • Needle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the diameter of the round table you are going to cover, and note the measurement.

  2. 2

    Lay out a sheet of fabric on a flat surface with the right-side facing down.

  3. 3

    Open up a chalkboard compass to the diameter measurement you noted. Place a piece of fabric chalk into the compass to replace the chalkboard chalk.

  4. 4

    Draw out a circle in the middle of the fabric sheet using the set compass point.

  5. 5

    Place a yard stick along one side of the circle, and draw a vertical line along the side. Repeat on the other side of the circle.

  6. 6

    Place the yard stick along the top of the circle, and draw a horizontal line along the top. Place the yard stick along the bottom of the circle, and draw a horizontal line along the bottom. This will complete a square in the middle of the fabric sheet.

  7. 7

    Cut out the square, leaving a 1-inch seam allowance on all sides.

  8. 8

    Fold the edges over 1 inch, pinning the edges down with straight pins.

  9. 9

    Sew along all the edges with a needle and thread. This will hem the edges of the tablecloth to make them clean and even. Remove the pins, and drape the square tablecloth over the round table.

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