The One Room Challenge is complete and I am so happy with how my grand millennial guest room turned out! One of my favorite DIYs in the room was this table skirt! I was so intimidated to give this a try but am so glad I did. It is so rewarding to create something yourself and especially when it saves you money!
To get started here are the sources of the products I used as well as some similar alternatives:
When I knew I wanted to make my own table skirt, I also knew I wanted a no sew option. It would certainly work with a sewing machine but I don’t have one and didn’t want to purchase just for this. (Someday I probably will). So I found this iron on tape that worked great! I also wasn’t able to find any tutorials so had to use basic math and piece it together. I am sure there is a better way to think this out or explain but I am going with the logical that got me here lol.
Before I go over the steps I had some questions regarding the table itself so wanted to address those first. I found this table at a thrift store for $30. My criteria was round, high enough for a night stand and wide enough to be substantial. I was looking for a minimum height of 27″ and width of 24″. Depending on where you are placing this table will determine the dimensions you should look for. For example, if it is a side table in a living room, you could use a smaller table depending upon the scale of your furniture. But if you were making this for an entry table or dining table, I would look for something much larger. You could always google if you want to find out average height/width. Or feel free to ask me. I would look on Facebook marketplace or local thrift stores for a table as I see this type of round table frequently and then you could spend more on the fabric.
4. Next you are going to make the cuts. Cut the length of the diameter 2 times. So I made 2 90″ long cuts. ( To clarify 2 cuts of 54″ wide by 90″ long). Then you will take one of those and cut in half. So you will have 2 pieces that are 27″ wide by 90′ long and 1 piece that is 54′ w and 90′ long.
5. You will now attach the two 27″ wide to each side of the 54″ wide piece. Amateur drawing to illustrate below:
6. To attach using the tape you will need to lay fabric on an ironing board with the tape in between the fabrics. Place a damp cloth on top and let an iron sit for 10 seconds. Use this method on both sides of the fabric.
7. Once all the fabric is attached fold in half (with the back side of fabric facing out) and place on floor or large flat surface area. Take diameter (without hem or seam) and divide by 2. So in my case 84 / 2 = 42. This is the length you will cut your string or the length you want the tape measure.
Once folded, find the center and take string or tape measure and pin to the fabric. Use the straight line to trace a half circle.
If you are adding fringe like I did, subtract the length of fringe. My fringe was 3′ so I used 39″ .
8. Once you have the half circle drawn on the back side of the fabric, cut it out. This will give you the table skirt. If you’re adding fringe, use the same iron on tape method to attach.
And that’s it! I believe my all in cost was around $215. That’s including the glass top. I highly recommend the glass to protect the fabric and make it way easier to clean. I have mine linked and you can order the correct size you need. If you give this a try please share and tag me on Instagram so that I can see it and share! Thanks for reading, let me know if you have any questions!