As many of you probably know by now, I have a small obsession with vintage linens. I hoard sheets and tablecloths that I find in shabby condition and repurpose them into many different projects and items I make. Months ago, I got this fantastic aqua and red plaid tablecloth from my favorite vendor at the flea market. It had a few holes and some stains. Typically I would cut up something that was in this condition and salvage what I could from it. However this tablecloth, seemed to be still itching to be a tablecloth, so I decided I had to find a way to fix it up a little so I could use it in my home. It turns out that it is really pretty easy to refinish!
Here’s What You Need:
*Vintage Shabby Tablecloth
*Vintage floral tablecloth or floral heavyweight fabric
*Sewing Machine and Thread
*Scissors and Pins
It is really easy to patch up a tablecloth with some pretty florals. The first thing you need to do is figure out how many places you want to patch. Then, find a suitable fabric for your patch. I used some scraps from a floral tablecloth I had repurposed a while back. Cut out the flowers adding a little extra cushion of space over the outline of the flower for sewing. Pin down your patches to your tablecloth where needed. Now topstitch each flower patch down to the tablecloth, following the outline of each flower the best you can, and be sure to back-stitch. Snip excess threads. If there are any rough edges on the hem of your cloth, you can re-hem, or carefully cut the edge off and then hem the side. And that’s it! Easy!
I am so glad that I was able to salvage this tablecloth and give it a little new life. It is going to look fantastic in my kitchen! I cannot wait to use it. This is really easy to do and it would make a great and easy gift for your vintage loving friends, or yourself. It is fast, easy, and inexpensive. I hope you guys will give this one a try next time you come across a vintage cutter tablecloth! It’s fun, I promise you! I’ll be back next week with more fun projects for you. Until then…