Sewteacher.com is a grassroots business created by and designed for working professionals, stay at home moms, amateur decorators, and anyone who is interested in creating original decorative and functional products for their home.
The Sewteacher philosophy is based on the idea that quality home decorative goods and professional sewing products aren't only for those who can afford to hire high-priced decorators and seamstresses. The DIY or do-it-yourself movement is growing as quality goods become more expensive to buy, and more consumers across the nation are seeking ways to make their own products in a more cost effective manner. The added benefit of the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment that comes from designing and making your own home goods only adds to this growing phenomena. We here at Sewteacher firmly believe in the do-it-yourself attitude, and our goal is to help you design and produce your own home decorative products such as pillows, window treatments, bedding, using the same methods and tools the professionals use, at a fraction of the cost!
Sewteacher instructional videos feature our Creative Director, Beth Bates, a professional seamstress with many years experience making window treatments, bedding and pillows. Beth will walk you through the steps in a calm, relaxed manner, using easy to understand instructions and examples, all the while giving you special insider seamstress tips and suggestions. Beth will show you how the professionals do it, so you don't have to hire them to do it for you!
How to Make a Tablecloth
Seamstress Beth Bates demonstrates how to make a tablecloth.
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Beth Bates: Hi, I am Beth Bates with SewTeacher.com. Today, I am going to teach you how to make a tablecloth. Some of the things we will go over is determining your length and your width, the cutting and the measuring, the sewing and in last pinning the tablecloth together.
Before we begin, let's go over some of the tools you will need. The first thing you need of course is your fabric and your lining, a sewing machine, a sharp pair of scissors used only for fabric, some stick pins, a measuring tape, a pencil and some optional things would be a seam ripper and perhaps a pair of snips. You are also going to want a metal ruler with a right angle on the end and now a quick word about safety.
Whenever you are using sharp things such as pins and needles and scissors take great care not to cut yourself and small children should be supervised in projects such as these. So let's go ahead and get started on how to sew a tablecloth. As in all my instructional DVDs I will not use any confusing language or patterns. Just follow along in some quick easy steps and before you know it you will have a custom tablecloth perfect for your table.