Hosting the Holidays

How to Sew a Card Table Slipcover

Card tables are convenient to use when entertaining over the holidays, but they can be eyesores. A simple slipcover that is fitted and washable (not to mention pretty) is the perfect solution.

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Card Table Slipcover

Materials Needed:

  • 2 1/2 yards white cotton twill fabric (54-60" wide)
  • 4 yards cotton cording
  • sewing machine with zipper foot
  • scissors
  • yard stick
  • white all-purpose thread
  • iron

Cut Fabric

Prewash white cotton twill fabric in warm water and dry on high. Using sharp scissors, cut twill to table dimensions plus approximately three inches overhang on each side.

Sew Darts

Turn the cut twill so what will be the top is facing down and center it on the card table. Pinch and pin fabric in two places on each corner to create darts. This will pull fabric tight around table top. Sew each dart and remove pins. Turn slipcover over and put on table to ensure a tight fit.

Make and Pin Piping

Cut cotton cording to length, so it will wrap around entire table once. From the remaining unused twill, cut a strip of fabric that is 2 inches wide and same length as cord. Wrap around cording and sew with zipper foot. Turn cotton twill fitted to table inside out and pin piping along bottom edge of table. Make sure raw edges are facing same direction. Fold ends under where piping edges meet. Sew using a zipper foot and remove pins.

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