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CHRISTMAS APPLIQUÉ TABLECLOTH

A great way to add the Christmas theme to any table.
 

What you need:

Plain colored tablecloth
Heavy construction paper
Material marker
Green and red checkered fabric
Green and red sewing thread
Sewing needle
Tacking pins
Scissors
Iron-on webbing
Brown paper
 


Warnings:

To ensure appliqué does not peel off after a few washes, reinforce edges with a small zig-zag stitch.
 

Steps:

1. Cut out Christmas patterned templates from the heavy construction paper.
2. Trace around templates onto checkered fabric.
3. Tack the pins inside the edges of the patterns to the iron-on webbing.
4. Cut around the pattern's edges.
5. Fold over fabric egdes and sew together using a small stright stitch to ensure fabric does not fray.
6. Position appliqué pieces onto tablecloth.
7. Sew around the edges of all appliqué pieces with a small zig-zag stitch onto the tablecloth.
8. Remove tacking pins.
9. Carefully press a warm iron on top of the brown paper to appliqué pieces.
10. Remove the brown paper and ensure that the appliqué pieces are attached to the tablecloth.
 

Tips:

Why not apply appliqué on your serviettes as well?



 
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