His & Hers Soiree: The Ruffled Table Skirt Tutorial

 

The-Table

I know what it is that you’re all just praying I put up a tutorial for… the VERY most fabulous thing about the table.

The Table Skirt

The-Ruffled-Table-Skirt

Talk about WOW FACTOR!  It’s absolutely stunning!  And the best part is – you can use it under any table cloth for a totally different look.

The second best part?  You can make this with pretty basic sewing skills…or no sewing skills at all!!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ruffled Bed Skirt

{Mine was ivory colored – it’s also available in white}

MultiRuffle-Ivory-15inch-Drop-Bedskirt-P14066287A good pair of fabric scissors.  I love MINE!

LOTS of pins

Sewing Machine {or a hot glue gun for a no-sew option}

Here’s How You Make It:

Step 1: Lay the first skirt over the table you are fitting it to.  {Ha Ha – you are making your table a skirt after all – it has to be tried on and fitted!!}

Step 2: Arrange it so that the ruffles fall evenly on the 3 ruffled sides

spread-it-out-on-the-table

Step 3: Secure the “non ruffled” edge to the table with some tape.  This fabric is slick – and you don’t want it sliding around!!

Secure-in-place

Step 4: Take the second bed skirt into a large room and spread it out on the floor.

Step 5: Cut the ruffled part of the skirt OFF of the center all the way around like this:

cut-ruffle-off

Step 6: Take the ruffled edges to the table and start pinning this ruffle above the existing ruffled skirt just below the edge of the table.

*After taking this picture – I realized it was better to pin one corner first and the pin my way to the next corner, and then move up the long sides.

You should have excess ruffle that you can wrap around the front part the has no ruffle.

Pin-above-layer

**Note: to do this – I folded over the extra fabric from the cut ruffled section, then folded it again to give it a nice finished edge. **

start-pinning

Step 7: Go back and add A LOT MORE PINS!!  This is slick fabric – and it’s hard to sew without it REALLY pinned well!!

Lots-and-Lots-of-Pins

Step 8: Go around and make sure everything looks good – tuck and pin where needed – the corners might need some creative pinning!

Step 9: Once it looks good hanging on the table and you have LOTS of pins…you can take it to the sewing machine.

If you aren’t a seamstress – a hot glue gun would do great!

Just unpin a short section at a time and run a bead of glue between the fabrics, press closed and then move on.

Step 10: Throw it onto your table, throw a cute table cloth on top and step back and admire your work!

Ruffled-Table-Skirt

I wanted to add this ruffled table skirt to the giveaway – but since it’s so specific to what shape and size your table {#is#} – I can’t :0(

But I hope that you’ll make one!  Pin it now so you don’t forget ;0)

I hope that you’ve been looking through our other posts and searching for the key words to win this Party in A Box on Monday!!

You can learn more about it in THIS post.

And here are links to the rest…

The Hanging Decorations

Food, Glorious Food

Put the mystery phrase together and win!!

Until tomorrow…

**Erin

14 thoughts on “His & Hers Soiree: The Ruffled Table Skirt Tutorial

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  2. Crazy thing is my husband told me about this tablecloth and that I needed to see it. Boy howdy was he right! That. Is. Awesome! Thanks for tutorial.

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    • I’ve seen her use it a few times with different tablecloths and it ALWAYS looks amazing!! Definitely a must have!!

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