Bandana Tablecloths are super simple to make and make an amazing table cloth for an outdoor setting or party!
We’ve finally moved in and are excited to have the excuse to have friends over! I wanted to make everything for my son’s 6th birthday party and these bandana tablecloths were my favorite make!
This was actually a very simple project. I went to hobby lobby and picked up 24 different colored bandanas for 99 cents each. (You might be able to find them cheaper online somewhere, but I did not have time to wait.)
I have a son and a daughter, and I wanted to be able to use these tablecloths for any occasion, so the colors I went with were red, blue, green, navy, yellow, pink, and white. (Though a red, white, and blue one would be fabulous for the summertime holidays. *Update- I did finally make a quilt with the red white and blue bandanas. See the patriotic quilt here.)
- Lay out the bandanas on the floor to decide the pattern.
- Sew the bandanas together, with 3 rows of 4. (This will cover a 6-foot folding table very well.) You could do 3 rows of 5 bandanas if you wanted a more generous tablecloth.
- Since the edges of the bandana are already finished, all you have to do is line them up, right sides together and sew. Keep in mind, some of the bandanas don’t measure up perfectly, so you just have to adjust them as you go.
- Sew the rows of three together first. Then line up the corner intersections together, pin them and sew the rows of three together. Like this
Notice the green one was larger than the blue? I just adjusted for it as I sewed. I didn’t even press the seams flat, I just used my pins to hold down the seam allowances.
I worked on this project for a few minutes at a time over a couple of days… It was very quick and looked great! Here it is in action at my son’s Birthday Party:
Let me know if you end up making a bandana tablecloth!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.