I am so excited to share this tutorial on how to make table linens with all of you. As many of you know, I don't sew. Not even a button onto a shirt. I've completed a couple of no sew projects like my No Sew Highchair Tutu and my No Sew Lamp Shade Redo and each time I am completely astounded. These table linens are no exception. I adore them! Plus, they were so simple, which is key for me. I was lucky enough to have Jo-Ann Fabrics reach out to me to try out the new HGTV Home line of home fabrics and trim.
I knew I wanted to create table linens with the fabric that was sent because the colors were perfect for outdoor entertaining. I started out with a finished placemat in order to measure how large I wanted my placemats to be. I left about an inch on each side so that I could use the fabric glue to glue down the edges. The print of the fabric made it easy to keep straight edges, which for me is vital because I'm terrible at leveling things off. The final steps were to create an accent piece. I used the orange trim to create a flower accent for the corner of the table linens. I once a gain used the fabric glue to create the flowers. Rather than gluing the flowers to the table linens, I used a safety pin to attach the flowers. This way it will make it much easier to clean the linens without the chance of ruining the flower accent.
The flower accent gives the table linen a little extra pop of color. Plus, I can use the flower on other linens or projects because I attached it with a safety pin, rather than making it permanent.
The table linens were the perfect addition to my outdoor evening of appetizers and punch with a neighbor. I served up my Kale & Spinach Pesto served on Triscut crackers and made my Strawberry Punch with a non-alcoholic twist. It's always nice to relax with good friends and food. Especially when it looks so pretty!
I received the fabric and trim from Jo-Ann Fabrics as compensation for this article. The opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Now here's the best part! From April 14th to May 4th the HGTV Home line is 50% off at Jo-Ann. Plus, I've got an extra 10% off coupon for you to use as well that is good until May 4th!