How to Make a Skirt Out of a Tablecloth in 3 Quick & Easy Steps

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1 Hour

In my last tutorial, I showed you how to make your own Christmas dress out of an old top and a festive tablecloth. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a skirt out of a tablecloth in literally a few minutes.

Tablecloths are literally one big piece of fabric, and if you have one that you don’t use, you can transform it into something spectacular. If you have a plaid printed tablecloth, this will also work well for the holidays.

Ready to see this magical Christmas upcycle unfold? Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Tablecloth
  • Skirt
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
Folding the tablecloth in half

1. Cut the pattern

The first step is to fold your tablecloth in half with the edges evenly lined up!

Folding the tablecloth into quarters

Then, go ahead and fold your table cloth again, so you have a point on one end, as shown.

Cutting the center point of the tablecloth

Now, cut out the point.

Make a skirt out of a square tablecloth

When you unfold your tablecloth, you will have a perfect, centered circle! Simply pop it over your body to see if the circle fits snugly around your thighs.

If you need to make the circle a little bigger, fold the fabric again and cut a little more.

Cutting the bottom hem off the skirt

2. Amend the skirt

Now, cut the bottom hem off your skirt.

Making a tablecloth circle skirt

3. Assemble the DIY skirt

Pop the skirt into the hole in the tablecloth, with the right sides facing, and the raw edges lined up evenly. Stitch the raw edges together.

Remember, you’ll be adding the fabric to the bottom of the skirt, so ensure the skirt is facing bottom up.

How to make a tablecloth skirt

Once you have your tablecloth attached to your skirt, flip it right sides out and marvel at this beautiful piece of work. Do a tight, wide zigzag stitch on the outside seam to help it lay flat and look cohesive.

How to make a skirt out of a tablecloth

How to make a skirt out of a tablecloth tutorial

This tablecloth circle skirt is so beautiful and pretty easy to make!

I love these kinds of upcycles; not only do you get super creative, but you can also reuse items without having to buy something new, especially when it’s a special occasion such as Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a tablecloth skirt. See you soon!

Suggested materials:
  • Tablecloth
  • Skirt
  • Sewing machine
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