Monday, May 14, 2012

My Denim Tablecloth

In preparing for our Mother's Day/Post Dance Recital dinner, I thought I needed a new tablecloth.

So, I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased myself some denim. Denim comes in different weights. Ironically, they all cost the same amount. I purchased the lightest weight they had. My thinking: I just needed the LOOK of denim and not the weight of it. Denim can be tough to sew through because it gets so thick. I was hoping to avoid some of that by working with a lighter weight material.  {I purchased 3 yards at $9.99 a yard but I used my 40% off coupon!}

While at Hobby Lobby I also thought about the hem. Again, knowing denim gets difficult to sew the thicker it gets, I opted to use Single Fold Bias tape as my hem. Sewing that onto the edge of the denim was WAY easy!

The crafty part: I went to a thrift store and I purchased three pairs of used blue jeans. {Cost, $1.99 a pair!!} I took my little seam ripper and I ripped those pockets right off the back of the jeans.

Next I laid out the material onto my table and decided where I wanted to place them. I pinned them into place and sewed them to the material.

Here is the cool part! The pockets make a super cute place to put a napkin and eating utensils. Right there to the right hand side of the plate! How cool is that!

This denim tablecloth was the perfect base to my Denim and Diamonds themed Mother's Day/Post Recital party.


  1. This turned out very cute!!!
    Excited to see it in person!

  2. I think this is fabulous, i am havin a 40th denim and diamond party 9/14,my bday is 9/10! i was checking it out for ideas. i went to fabric store also