A few weeks ago I posted a preview of my crafting plan for the weekend. It was my intention to spend the three day weekend I had ahead of me being very productive, starting with sewing some table rounds for my best friend's upcoming wedding. Fate intervened, however, and I was unable to work on the project when I had intended. Serves me right for making plans, huh?
Anyhow, I finally did it. It took me about a month, but I can finally check this off the To-Do list. And the bride-to-be can check it off her list too. Here's how I did it:
|I tied the string around the marker and anchored it in the center with the needle, |
making a makeshift compass with which to draw the circle.
|I couldn't find my box-cutters, so I used these Fiskars shears to cut the|
cardboard pattern out.
|Here's the fabric. I believe she ordered it from fabric.com. As I recall, it was|
7 yards by 54 inches, or something like that. I did the math months ago when
we first discussed this project.
|I traced around the cardboard circle with a non-permanent marker on the|
back side of the fabric. I could fit two circles wide on here.
|20 fabric circles.|
|Next step: finishing the edges. I just ran the circles all through the serger.|
The table rounds we saw on Etsy had black serged edges, but I used white
|This is not the table arrangement my friend will be using, but I thought it was|
a nice way to show off my handiwork :) All they need now is a little ironing.
I may have to outsource that job, since I don't currently own an ironing