A few months ago, I made a tutu table skirt for a friend’s baby shower. After posting a picture of it on Facebook, I received numerous requests for a tutorial. Finally, I am now getting to it.
It’s pretty much the same as making a tutu skirt, expect for the fact that it requires 400 yards of tulle and lots of patience, but the steps are about the same.
Let’s get started.
What you’ll need:
- TULLE. I used about 400 yards, which were 16 rolls of 25 yds found at Michaels. It helps if you have coupons.
- One inch fold-over elastic. Measure your table first to determine how much you will need. I always get a little more than I need, just in case.
- Pins, to attach the elastic to the table cloth.
- Cardboard and tape.
Note: This table skirt is customized for an 8 foot by 30 inch table.
Next, you will need to attach the elastic to the tablecloth with push pins.
Tip: I found out the hard way that tying the elastic in a knot, then attaching the elastic with push pins helps to keep it in place.
Once the elastic is securely attached to the table skirt, it’s time to cut the tulle. This step is also explained in my Easy How-to Tutu Tutorial. Cutting tulle can be tricky, and time-consuming but with this easy step, will only take you a few minutes. You will need to measure the length you want for your table skirt. Cut your piece of cardboard to that desired length.
Tape the end of the tulle to the cardboard with a small piece of tape and begin to wrap the tulle around the cardboard, about 20 times, each time so that it isn’t too thick to cut. Cut the tulle, but don’t be too picky about how you cut it because you can always fix it later.
Once all of your tulle is cut, get ready for the “fun” to begin. Depending on how thick you want your table skirt, reflects on how much tulle you will use at one time and how tight you will tie the knot. For this table skirt, I took two pieces of tulle and attached it to the elastic, loosely. See pictures below.
Get comfortable, because you will do this until the table is covered. I covered only 3 sides of the table, since the table was against a wall. If you want to do all four sides, you will most likely need 200 more yards of tulle.
Now, after I was done attaching all the tulle to the elastic, I must have ran out of steam because I didn’t take pictures of attaching the trim. You don’t exactly need trim, but it definitely completes the project and makes it look more elegant. Use any trim you would like, which I found at Joann’s Fabric (don’t forget to use a coupon) and attach it with a hot glue gun.
Tip: To ensure that the table skirt ‘aint going anywhere, I also used the hot glue gun to attach the table skirt to the table cloth as well, but you absolutely don’t have to do this.
Drum roll please.
I Hope you found that this tutorial was easy to follow and effective. This table skirt could be used for any occasion; birthdays, showers, weddings. Seriously, anything. Comment below if you need any of the steps clarified or privately message me on my Facebook page.