Sophisticated Embellished Fall Tablecloth

A plain white tablecloth is given a chic facelift with some lace, pleated trim and ribbon in warm fall colors. This low-sew project is great for seamstresses of all skill levels.
Country Dining Table With Embellished Fall Tablecloth

Country Dining Table With Embellished Fall Tablecloth

A plain white tablecloth is given a chic facelift with some lace, pleated trim and ribbon in warm fall colors. This low-sew project is great for seamstresses of all skill levels.

Materials Needed:

  • white tablecloth
  • iron and ironing board
  • straight pins
  • lace trim
  • 1" pleated ribbon trim
  • 1/4" velvet ribbon trim
  • sewing machine
  • coordinating thread
  • scissors
  • washable fabric glue

Pin Lace Trim

Wash and iron tablecloth. Place lace trim around bottom edge of tablecloth and pin into place (Image 1) making sure that the bottom of lace lines up with bottom of tablecloth (Image 2).

Sew Trim

Use sewing machine to stitch lace trim onto tablecloth. Sew along top edge of lace, removing pins as you go. Trim off excess and overlap lace ends slightly where they meet.

Sewing Lace Trim on Tablecloth

Sewing Lace Trim on Tablecloth

Use sewing machine to stitch lace trim onto tablecloth. Sew along top edge of lace, removing pins as you go. Trim off excess and overlap lace ends slightly where they meet.

Sew Pleated Trim

Use sewing machine to sew pleated trim directly over top of lace trim. Pin into place prior to sewing, if desired.

Sewing Pleated Trim on Tablecloth

Sewing Pleated Trim on Tablecloth

Use sewing machine to sew pleated trim directly over top of lace trim. Pin into place prior to sewing, if desired.

Glue Velvet Ribbon Trim

Apply bead of fabric glue along stitch line over pleated ribbon. Press velvet ribbon gently into glue and continue around entire tablecloth. Trim excess ribbon and butt ends together. Allow tablecloth to lay flat until fabric glue dries.

Gluing Ribbon Trim on Pleated Trim

Gluing Ribbon Trim on Pleated Trim

Apply bead of fabric glue along stitch line over pleated ribbon. Press velvet ribbon gently into glue and continue around entire tablecloth. Trim excess ribbon and butt ends together. Allow tablecloth to lay flat until fabric glue dries.

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