Fold-able Sewing Table Cover….. DONE!

Hello There

How is everyone?

If you follow this blog, you know know I have NO CONSISTENCY in my posts. Sorry about that, Life and Laundry have a tendency of taking over!

So what have I been up to sewing wise??

I have recently discovered, that yes I do have a fabulous sewing room upstairs, BUT I only like sewing up there during the day… I can sew by the loud background sound of my boys playing around the house. In the evenings however I seem to like sewing with the telly on, specifically Bones reruns!! I’ve seen 90% of them and can happily sew and have vague entertainment too that’s not to distracting.

So I decided sewing on my Ottoman was doing me no good. My back was aching, time to introduce my Fold-able Sewing Table

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This simple table cost £7.99, it’s not the sturdiest of tables but I figured when my sewing machine was on it, the weight would sort it out a little…

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I decided to cover my wee table, there were to reasons. 1. It looks bare, 2. I lost the rubber feet on the bottom of my machine so she slides about a little!

I used

Cotton fabric

Wadding

Sew in heavy weight interfacing

String

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 I started by drawing round the table on the interfacing….

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 Then placing the wadding on top, pinning and cutting round the the line drawn on the interfacing. The line was easy to see through the wadding!

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 I then cut out the interfacing about 1.5 inches longer….

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 I then placed the interfacing on top of my cotton and cut it around 4.5 inches larger….

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 I then hemmed the edges of the cotton sewing a 1/4 inch the folding up and sewing another 1/4 inch…. The corners were tricky but using a pin to fudge it in defo helps!

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 I then attached the wadding to the interfacing, placed it wadding down to the wrong side of the cotton.  Then folded up the cotton edge to meet the interfaced edge….

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 I folded the corners in….

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 I sewed around the cotton/interfacing, catching all the corners. And my helper used a loop turner to thread the string through…

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 Here’s what it looks like wrong side all sewn up…

Drum Roll……

Sewing table cover

TAH-DAH

Here it is on the fold-able table…

Ready for my night time sewing!

The things I like best about this table are; That the wadding stops the sewing machine from sliding around, it doubles up as a pincushion AND it folds, then slides under the sofa with ease!

Do you craft in different places at different times of day?!?!?! Is TV a no-no or defo when your sewing?!?!?!!?

Traci

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One thought on “Fold-able Sewing Table Cover….. DONE!

  1. I came over to see if your email was here and I’m very impressed by your table. It’s so very clever, and you make it look easy! I sew in one room that is waiting to be turned into a bedroom – you can imagine the state of it! I will sometimes hand sew in front TV though.

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