Sew a patchwork tablecloth with these simple step-by-step instructions from Country Homes & Interiors
Sew together your favourite fabrics to create this stylish patchwork tablecloth.
You will need
• Fabric – we used a selection from Ian Mankin
• Complementary thread
• Pinking shears
Step 1) To make, use pinking shears to cut the fabric up into squares. Ours measured approximately 40cm square. If desired, overlock the edges on a sewing machine for neatness.
Step 2) Pin the squares together, end to end and wrong sides uppermost, in a line taking 1cm seams until the desired length is reached to cover the table. Sew together.
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Step 3) Repeat and make another length. Pin the two lengths together, along the long edge, right sides facing, again taking a 1cm seam. Sew together.
Step 4) Repeat step 3 until the desired width is reached to cover the table.
Step 5) To finish, hem around the edge by folding the fabric over twice on the underside to create a neat 1cm double hem. Pin in place and machine stitch. Iron for neatness.
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