What can I do when my dining table cloth is too long?

Arshiya Fatima
by Arshiya Fatima

Hi everyone my dinning table cover is very long any idea what to do

  6 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Feb 13, 2019

    Hi Arshiya, this is Peggy. Sorry you are having trouble with your dining room table cover. Here is how and how much to shorten it. People also ask

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    How to Shorten a Tablecloth

    1. Spread the tablecloth over the top of the table. ...
    2. Decide how much you want to shorten the tablecloth. ...
    3. Subtract 1 inch from the amount you want to shorten the tablecloth. ...
    4. Measure this amount from the edge of the tablecloth on the side(s) you want to shorten.

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  • Pam Pam on Feb 14, 2019

    if you don't sew, see if someone you know, at your church, gym or neighbor...some kind soul will probably want to help

  • 2818713 2818713 on Feb 14, 2019

    If you don't sew, you could probably shorten it using no-sew iron-on hemming tape! I used it once to make no-sew pillows.

  • Ama Ama on Feb 14, 2019

    You've gotten some terrific ideas on how to shorten your cloth. I have some ideas

    on what to do with what you cut off. If you don't have napkins either use the fabric to make napkins or trim complimentary color napkins with the fabric. Make/trim the fabric to form a table runner for when the cloth is not on or for a cabinet/counter nearby. Please post a picture of your method of shortening the original cloth and if you are able to do anything with the cut-off portion.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Feb 27, 2023

    Have your tried tying the ends of the tablecloth? Depending on how long it is this can be very pretty.

  • Diane White Diane White on Mar 14, 2023

    I understand you frustration. I have used elastic, ribbon ties just below the lip of the table. I have a round table and they make the plastic with elastic, but I do not like the plastic, so I make my own cloth ones.