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New Fabric + DIY Tablecloth

Spring has definitely sprung here in the Pacific Northwest, and I guess it’s affecting me more than I realize. I mean, really, is there anything better than waking up to blue skies on your day off?

A few days ago, I had a reader ask if I make custom burp cloths and baby products. The answer is yes!! I love to work with readers, especially when it comes to baby goods! Last December, I sold burp cloths at a bazaar and they were a hit (I’ll admit, I was pleasantly surprised), so now I’m working on getting some items for sale here on the blog. In the meantime, I only have fabric swatches up, but feel free to contact me for more details as well as pricing regarding burp cloths and coordinating | onesies |.

I’d love to work with you!

P.S. When I got home from the | fabric store | yesterday, I noticed a theme…

Be sure to check out the | new page | featuring all 12 fabrics currently in stock!

Speaking of spring-like fabric,  I seriously about died when I scored an adorable Dwell shower curtain on clearance at Target (I don’t have a picture because I was too excited when I got home and just ripped the package open…sorry). Ever since we got a bigger table, I’ve been wanting a tablecloth, but haven’t found the perfect one.

Until Friday.

I’d seen a couple online that I liked | here | here | & | here | but nothing was just right. So I decided to make my own out of this shower curtain, and it was way easier that I was anticipating.

I didn’t even wash my fabric first, partly because I’m lazy and partly because I was too excited and just wanted to get it on the table. The material was almost like a linen fabric, so I gave it a good iron before beginning.

Next, I put it on the table and pinned it up to the height I wanted. (The length was fine, maybe a tiny bit too short but I don’t care). I definitely had to cut off the grommets on one side, and then only cut a little off the other side because I liked the pattern on that end. I ended up taking 15 inches off 1 side and only about 2 off the other.

I used the existing seams as a guideline and they were 1/2″, then I used this really simple trick I’d seen on Pinterest to make even seams all the way around:

Take a piece of cardboard (I used a cereal box), and mark a straight line where you want your seam. Mine already had a slight bend at 1/2″ so I didn’t have to do anything. Turn your fabric over the box until you reach the line, and iron. Continue to slide your guide and iron until you have a folded seam the entire length of your fabric.

SO easy!

Because mine was linen, it stayed really nicely after ironing and when I went to sew it, I didn’t even have to pin it in place.

Repeat the process on the other side, sew up both sides and you’re done!

It was so simple, I mean like, so simple that I got the entire project done in 1 night and that rarely happens in our house.

Such a fun, springy tablecloth to start out the month of May, and it works perfect with our green drinking glasses and cloth napkins with embroidered ‘S’ left over from our wedding.

(I actually ended up going to the other Target in town the next day to see if they had anymore because I would’ve bought them all.) Mostly because it would make a fun, simple, and inexpensive gift, and I know both my sister and sister-in-law would love it.

Target was out.

And you can’t order them online either. Don’t worry, I checked.

Oh well, I guess I’ll just keep it for myself.

Have a great day, hope it’s sunny where you are!

Spring has Sprung

..Or at least it’s supposed to have sprung today according to the calendar…

Here in Oregon it’s still rainy, cold, and wet.

Here’s to hoping that things like this aren’t too far off.

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Happy 1st day of spring!

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