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Burlap is so “in” in home decor right now, from ruffled drapes to table runners, pillows, and even upholstery! I love the burlap look but there is so much more to burlap than just the traditional brown, grain sack color we're accustomed to. When I saw this bright red burlap fabric at BurlapFabric.com I immediately thought “Cape Cod Summer”! You can create this DIY summer burlap table cloth with any motif you like – I used lobsters, crabs, and anchors but you can use ants + barbecue grills + picnic baskets or even images of summer fruit for your table cloth.
I imagine this tablecloth being a backdrop to summer parties, barbecues, clam bakes and more! Burlap is durable, folds up easily, and is lightweight, making this tablecloth a great outdoor accessory for your patio or deck.
This table cloth is super easy to make. Here's the supplies you'll need:
- Red 60″ Wide Burlap Fabric Roll
- Fabric Spray Paint Color: Ashpalt
- Sewing Machine
- Black Sewing Thread
- Electronic Die Cutting System with Lobster, Crab,and Anchor shapes
- OR Craft Knife + Images of Lobster, Crab, and Anchor
- 12×12 Sheets of Paper – 1 per image
I cut stencils from 12×12 Sheets of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine by cutting the image in the center of the 12×12 sheet. If you don't have an electronic cutting machine, you can draw or trace the images onto cardstock and cut them out with a craft knife. After the stencils are prepared, lay them on the fabric, about 5″ from the edge, and spray with Fabric Spray Paint. Allow to dry. Then stitch a zig zag stitch around the perimeter of the fabric, about 3″ from the edge of the fabric to hold the woven threads of the burlap in place. Then pull a thread from the burlap to make it fray from the fabric edge up to the zigzag stitch.
I'll have a tutorial video for this project up on my YouTube channel later this week. I also created a cute little stenciled pouch to hold cutlery for a barbecue, if you didn't want to do it buffet style like I have on the table above.
I'll be posting a tutorial for this project AND the altered frame pictured below, all using fabric from BurlapFabric.com!
Next I think I am going to make a matching table runner using the runners from BurlapFabric.com!
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What color of burlap would you create a tablecloth with?