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See your table linen in a whole new light!
Circular tablecloths have sometimes seen better days! That's why I suggest breathing new life into one and making it something retro and beautiful to wear!

Posted by Minnie B from Hertford, England, United Kingdom • Published See Minnie B's 20 projects »
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  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 1
    Step 1

    First select your circular tablecloth. I was lucky enough to find this one with gorgeous trim to the bottom. It was calling out to be a skirt!

    (excuse my messy flat! :s)

  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 2
    Step 2

    You the need to fold the circle in half and the half again! (Into a quarter of its size.)

  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 3
    Step 3

    The head over to this tutorial........
    http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm and look at technique 2 for how to cut your waist.

    BUT because I am lazy and a cheat I decided to make my waist too big.

    Firstly because of the pattern on my skirt. By cutting it too big it meant there was an easy to follow flower print to the top I could cut along I also wanted it to be the main focus of my waistband. Basically I could keep a flower effect on the waistband that I particularly liked.

    Secondly because it is much easier to make a casing and elasticated skirt than to insert a zipper :)

    Tutorial here for making your casing! http://www.ehow.com/how_2216208_make-waistband-casings.html

  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then fold your skirt into half and cut along the sides. You could just cut one side open but I prefer the two to be cut which means they make side seams rather than just having one at the back. However it is completely up to you!

  • Step 5

    You then need to sew one of the skirt's seams right sides together and make your casing.

    When making the casing try to get it so it is not smaller than the elastic or much bigger as it will result in a nicer finish.

  • Step 6

    Measure how big your elastic should be and thread through your casing. The sew the last side seam together.

  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then bask in the glory of your brand new table cloth skirt!

  • How to recycle a table cloth into a skirt. How To Make A Full Circle Skirt From A Tablecloth! By Minnie Burton - Step 8
    Step 8

    The best thing is the bottom of the skirt will already be finished! Perfect.

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NekoPanda
NekoPanda · Aurora, Colorado, US
i have a question, as i have made a few skirts out of blankets, *hate finishing the ends lol...and a few table cloths, But why did you cut the sides? if it was already together? and round?
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Kirsten S.
Kirsten S.
Many years ago I saw a woman wearing a shirt made from a tablecloth. A square table cloth.
I thought it was brillant and have always wanted to make one. Thanks for the instruct.
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Rachel K.
Rachel K. · Liverpool, New York, US
It's the first nice day we've had here since, well, November, and I was planning on taking my 1 yr old for a walk today...now I know where I'm going! To the thrift store to get a table cloth, so I can make one of these while he takes his nap!
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
great idea choosing a tablecloth that is already circular Tongue ;)
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Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics
Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics · Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, US
Love the flow of circle skirts. Great idea to use tablecloths, especially vintage prints for a truly retro look. Thanks for the sharing!
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Minnie B
Minnie B · Hertford, England, GB · 20 projects
that was supposed to read: 'is now' lol whoops!
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Minnie B
Minnie B · Hertford, England, GB · 20 projects
Just want to say thanks so much for all the faves! It is not a featured project. So honoured. Love everyone here so KIND!

XX
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Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel · San Juan, San Juan, PR · 9 projects
Those colors are perfect for Spring! I will be looking around for cute tablecloths to make one of these!
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scout
scout · South Hadley, Massachusetts, US · 10 projects
i really like your tablecloth! this is a great idea, now i need to go to the thrift store to see what i can find!
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