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How to Make a Tablecloth for Your Patio [Sew or No Sew!]

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how to make a tablecloth for your patio

The weather is finally turning!  With spring finally starting here in Ohio we cannot wait to be outside more, especially entertaining out on our deck. We have been busy getting our deck ready and today I’m sharing how to make a tablecloth for your patio.  I’m also going to share all about how Giant Eagle is slashing prices and I recently picked up a bunch of food there for our first dinner to break in the new tablecloth.

Making your own tablecloth is super easy and you only need a few supplies.

  • vinyl fabric
  • pom pom trim
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors or rotary cutting set

How to Make a Tablecloth for Your Patio

Step 1: Measure your table.  To figure out how much fabric you will need take the measurements of your table and then add on how many inches you want it to hang over the sides.  My picnic table measures 95 inches X 45 inches.  The vinyl that I bought was 54 inches wide so that allowed me 4.5 inches to hang over on two of the sides, so then I added 9 inches onto the length of 95 inches, giving me a cut of fabric that measured 104 inches X 54 inches.

I bought 3 yards of my vinyl fabric and then cut of 4 inches from the length in order to get that 104 inches X 54 inches that I needed.  When you get your fabric cut at the store be sure to ask them to roll it around a cardboard tube for you.  You don’t want them to fold it because it takes forever for wrinkles to fall out of vinyl and you really shouldn’t iron it.  Plus having the cardboard tube is great because you can wrap your table cloth around it when you want to store to make a tablecloth for your patio squaring the table cloth fabric

Step 2: Attach your pom pom trim to the edges going all the way around.  You can sew this if you want to (it’s a little more difficult if your tablecloth is really big like mine) or you can use your hot glue gun to attach it.attaching the trim

Step 3: (Optional)  If you have an umbrella hole then you will need to cut that out.  Lay your tablecloth on top of your table, then from underneath the table trace the circle where your umbrella would come through.  Cut it out.

And you’re done!  Now you know how to make a tablecloth for your patio and you’re ready to have a backyard barbecue!the trim attached to the tablecloth

picnic foods

But first you’ll need to stock up on some good eats and you’re going to want to check out your local Giant Eagle because they are slashing prices on all sorts of items.  Participating Giant Eagle stores in the Akron, Canton, and Cleveland areas are slashing prices on over 5,000 items!giant eagleOn a recent shopping trip to my Giant Eagle I picked up a bunch of food for my family including everything we needed for our first meal out on the patio this season.  So many of the items I picked up had their prices slashed!  I love the convenience of getting all my barbecue needs in one stop.hotdogshot dogs in store ketchup mustard cheese bananas receiptPrices have been slashed all over in departments such as dairy, pet, grocery, household items, snacks, and cereal.  You can fill up your cart without emptying your wallet.  There are signs all over the store to show you where all the new price-cuts are and each item is marked with a tag that says “Another Slashed Price”.signs closeup of signsThis is not a sale with an end date… these price cuts are permanent!  Be sure to head to your local Giant Eagle to take advantage of these brand new price-cuts!

Shirley E.

Saturday 19th of May 2018

What about when the wind blows? Any way to keep the cover on the table? Pockets? Weights? Ties?


Saturday 19th of May 2018

You could totally sew some weights into each corner or use those clips that go on the table top and pinch the tablecloth down.


Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Any help with where to buy nice pom poms? All I can find is fringe that looks like "wadded" up fuzz! :) Thanks, Debbie


Wednesday 16th of May 2018

I got mine at Joanne’s. They had two kinds there and the one I got was by the spool not the by the yard kind. I’m sure that online you could find an even wider variety at somewhere big like or other fabric sites.

Shannon Molenburg

Monday 30th of April 2018

I love this!!! I have a hexagon shaped patio table so I need to get creative on making a cover for it! I love your though with the poms!


Monday 30th of April 2018

Pom poms just make everything more fun!

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