How to Sew a Fitted Tablecloth for a Bar


How to sew an easy fitted tablecloth for a bar.

How to sew an easy fitted tablecloth for a bar.

How to sew a fitted tablecloth for a bar.

My dad and step mom have a long bar that is rounded in the front and rectangular in the back. My step mom requested that I sew a fitted tablecloth for the bar so I decided to tackle this project. It was hard to do because I live in another state from them, but my brother created a template for me by tracing it onto white paper.

Below is the bar without the tablecloth on it. It's a lot to wipe down and throwing a tablecloth in the wash is much easier for cleanup.

This is the bar without the tablecloth on it.

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I took the template of the bar and placed it on top of my fabric. I used my tailor's chalk to draw the exact bar shape onto the fabric. Then I drew the extra seam allowance around that. When you're considering your seam allowance, make sure to take into consideration the thickness of the bar. Their bar is very thin glass so I didn't account for anything extra on it.

I cut along the seam allowance marks.

How to make a pattern for a fitted tablecloth and cut it out.

I serged all the way around the fabric.

Around the edges, I cut a small square for each edge. See photo below.

How to make the edges for a fitted tablecloth.

Now fold the edges of that square area right sides together. Sew or serge up it.

How to sew the edges for a fitted table cloth.

I turned my edge over to create a casing for my elastic. Because you drew the exact outline of the bar, you can actually SEE where you need your casing to go. In other words, if your casing is over the white line then you've gone too far.

Sew the casing, leaving an opening to feed your elastic through.

Feed your elastic, then sew ends of the elastic together. I just eyeballed how much elastic to use.

Sew up the casing.

Congratulations- that wasn't so bad right?
Fitted tablecloth for a bar, folded.
Folded up to send. Clearly I have zero skills at folding fitted sheets.
Here are a couple other views of this. Left: The underneath of the fitted tablecloth. As you can see, it's nice and snug.  Right: The cook's view of the tablecloth.
Underneath of the bar with the fitted tablecloth on it.   Alternate view of the fitted tablecloth: from the cook's viewpoint.

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DIY Danielle: How to Sew a Fitted Tablecloth for a Bar
How to Sew a Fitted Tablecloth for a Bar
How to sew an easy fitted tablecloth for a bar.
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