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Outdoor pom pom trim tablecloth tutorial

Over the past week I have been busy stitching away lots of new decor for my garden using all the lovely Gutermann fabric from the Notting Hill collection...

For my book 'Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing I made a bench cushion along with scatter cushions that sit in my Summer house and a couple of deck chair covers and last year I made another bench cushion this time for my arbour bench and another deck chair cover with a cross stitch honey bee with a matching scatter cushion for the arbour bench. Everything I have made for the garden so far has been in a pretty colour palette of mauves, lilacs, lavenders and mint. So this year I was determined to make six new seat cushion covers for my large outdoor dining table to replace the stone and white spot ones with pale blue piping that I made to match our old garden decor, after stitching over 20 metres of piping I am almost finished with them and will of course share them here. But in the mean time I wanted to share with you my new table cloth for our large outdoor table. It gets pretty windy round here as we are so close to Dartmoor that I really wanted a fitted tablecloth rather than a weighted one, that would fit snugly over my table. I chose to make the top in the oh so pretty 'flower ornament fabric in white' and the hem in the matching 'Chevron hill fabric in mauve'. As a big lover of pom poms I edged the hem using a pastel violet pom pom trim. To make the tablecloth hardwearing I fused interfacing to the underside of the top using Vlieseline Fusible Interlining H250 which helps give it a really lovely structure.

I am umming and aahing at the moment on adding a plastic curtain eyelet to the centre so that we can use it with our sun parasol, If I do decide to add one I will of course show you how here...

Gutermann fabrics available from My Fabrics

Here is my Outdoor pom pom trim tablecloth tutorial...

1 table cloth

How-to step by step

  • Outdoor tablecloth- what you will need 1-01

    Step 1

    Cut out the above rectangle for the tablecloth top. Following the manufacturer's instructions fuse interfacing to the wrong side.

  • Outdoor tablecloth- what you will need 2-01

    Step 2

    My finished hem panel length is 20cm, adjust the above panels to your requirements.

  • Trace round table and add seam allowance

    Step 3

    Start by placing your cut out rectangle for the table top on top of the table and trace the curves of the corner on to the underside of the fabric. Mark the 1cm seam allowance and trim off the excess fabric on the corners.

  • pin hem panels together

    Step 4

    Pin the hem panels right sides together to create a continuous strip.

  • fitted tablecloth tutorial 3

    Step 5

    Using a 1cm seam allowance stitch the panels together.

  • fitted tablecloth tutorial 2

    Step 6

    Press the seams open.

  • top stitch either side of the seam

    Step 7

    Top stitch the seam allowance down either side of all the hem panel seams.

  • Pin hem panel to top panel

    Step 8

    Place the hem panel right sides together with the top. Matching up raw edges, aligning the seams with the corners and clipping the hem panel round the corners. Pin in place.

  • stitch together using a 1cm seam allowance

    Step 9

    Using a 1cm seam allowance stitch the hem panel to the top.

  • Top stitch seam allowance

    Step 10

    Top stitch seam allowances to hem panel.

  • Hem the tablecloth

    Step 11

    Turn back the raw edge to the wrong side of the fabric to 1cm. Press in place, pin and stitch.

  • Pin pom pom trim to hem of tablecloth

    Step 12

    Pin the pom pom trim to the underside of the hem.

  • Stitch pom pom trim to hem

    Step 13

    Stitch the pom pom trim to the hem.

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