It’s Monday again, so you know what that means: Monday Made It. This time I made table skirts to hide the
junk supplies under our computer table. I think they turned out pretty cute. After I played with the first one, the rest weren’t too hard to make at all.
I decided to do purple polka dots to stick with our bright, polka dot theme. I added a bright green ruffle to the bottom edge. The edges of my table are 40 inches, so I need to cut the ruffle a bit longer to make up for the gathers. The green fabric ended up being 6 x 92 inches. I had to cut two strips and sew them together in the middle because my fabric was only 46 inches long. I also hemmed the green fabric across the bottom and up both sides.
Next it was time to gather the fabric. Just like my curtains, I used the gather foot so I didn’t have to zigzag them and pull by hand.
Then it was time to attach the green ruffle to the purple table skirt. Our table is 25 inches tall, so I cut the purple fabric 26.5 x 41 to leave room for the hems and velcro to attach it to the table. I folded the bottom of the purple fabric under to hem it and attach the ruffle at the same time.
I used a zigzag stitch to make the finished edge a little more attractive.
After the skirt was all sewn together, I hemmed around the sides and the top to make it look finished and prevent unraveling too. I used a skinny hem along the sides and a double hem along the top (by folding it over twice instead of once) to provide extra support for the velcro when I attach it to my table. I need to add a few more pieces of velcro to hold the skirt tight and keep it off the floor, but this is what it looks like so far.
That’s it! It wasn’t too hard at all. I repeated this process for the remaining two sides of my table. I kind of adore the way it looks. Much better than my supplies anyway. 😉
Looks great! I am always so inspired by your wonderful ideas! I really need to get moving.
These look awesome! Love it!
Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher
That looks amazing!
Success in Second Grade
I love that table skirt!! I want to do something similar to my reading table. Thanks so much for sharing that!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
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That is gorgeous!! Could you make one for me?! It looks great in your room.
Smiling In Second Grade
LOL! It's easy, I promise!
So fun and colorful!!! I really adore them too;) Wish I had a sewing machine:) Thanks for linking up:))
4th Grade Frolics
Adorable!! I need that green polka dot fabric!!!
They are so cute! Thank you for sharing.
LOVE it!! I plan to do this with my teacher's desk, it needs a makeover!!
Surfin' Through Second
That looks great. Do you think mid 40s is too late to learn how to sew? I love seeing your projects. Thanks for sharing.
Not at all! I'm totally self-taught. If you mess up, you just rip the thread out and try again. 🙂
Looks great!!! Is that a special foot for your sewing machine that gathers the fabric?
It is! So much easier than doing it by hand. If you can sew a seam, you can use the foot to make a gather. It's the best $5 I've ever spent. It's called a "gathering foot" or "ruffler."
Very cute! I love the ruffle:)
Love the skirt! Definitely something to aspire to!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
That is adorable!!
Ahhhhh I LOVE this!! I need to do the same thing to my computer table for the smartboard – it is SO ugly and out of place!
Rowdy in Room 300
Amazing! I am actually going to make drapes this year for my windows and I believe this pattern should work with the drapes.
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Love the blue and green together!!! I have table envy.
I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
This is incredible! Thank you so much for posting directions. I'm going to give it a shot for two of my tables. I doubt that I can handle the ruffle (I'm a beginner sewer, that's for sure), but I can sew a hem! I love the fabric–where'd did you find those bright colors?
If you can sew a hem, you can make a gather. It's a special foot that you put on your machine and you just sew a straight line and it does the rest. Easy! The fabric is from Hobby Lobby and Joann's.
I love this! I wish I could sew or that you'd ship me one!! Great job!
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I so wish I had the ability to sew. It looks just awesome and will really add to your classroom. Super cute!!!
Every New Beginning
omg came out awesome =)
Just Wild About Teaching
How happy that table skirt looks! Have to check out the rest of your blog now!
I love the table skirt! I will have a table that is just like that one next year and I think I might try to make them. 🙂
love the table skirt!!!!but how did you place the curtains under the table??? did you use curtain rods ????
I want to do this around my craft table but am wondering if the self adhesive velcro will come off if we want to remove the curtain. I am just trying to cover up some things for the time being. Do you know?