DIY: Unhemmed Tablecloth

At Remodelista, we’re admirers of a natural (and often do-it-yourself) table setting, which is why we’re keen on this idea of using an unhemmed piece of fabric as a covering (above). Evidenced in this Ikea kitchen, the look is simple and eclectic.

For more do-it-yourself table dressing ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts DIY: Painted Tablecloth by 100 Layer Cake and Remodelista Video: Simple Summer Table Setting.


Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago

thanks for this

KS Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

V Pena
V Pena6 years ago

Hmm, gave me an idea. How about canvas fabric from my fabric store that I paint with acrylic paints in pretty colors either abstract, stripes, or flowers or any free form design to use on my tables on the deck in the summer. Water proof, easy to wipe clean and sturdy fabric compared to the plastic or flannel back plastic ones. yes, that is a great idea!

I do like the idea of a paper runner for some table settings with markers. Would suggest to guest to write what they are most thankful for, their favorite flower, favorite book title,the good qualities about the person sitting next to you, charactures of self or each other, etc. what ever your party theme. KInd of like an expression wall which can also be a lot of fun. Newspapers will sell rolls of left over print paper for a few dollars.Great for a kid's party too!

Miss May
Ashley Piechocki6 years ago

What's wrong with the good old fashion lace tablecloth. That's what I got!

janet T.
janet t6 years ago

not a good idea, what happens when you wash it? or is that not what was planned? Maybe they were just going to throw it away afterwards?? Not very green to me.

Manuela B.
Manuela B6 years ago

not sure...

Dolores M.
Dolores M6 years ago

Looks pretty tacky, but probably makes a great rag.

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti6 years ago


Tish L.
Tish Levee6 years ago


Lynn L.
Lynn L.6 years ago

Great! Useful. I will pass along this idea! Thanks for sharing.