Here's another project that I've been meaning to do for years. My mother-in-law passes along stash fabric often, and I've been saving some of it for tablecloths. This took only about an hour; I should have done it a long time ago.
I measured the table and added enough for overhang (about 8 inches per side) and enough for a hem (about 1 inch per side). Then I cut the fabric to my measurements, ironed the sides under, and stitched the hem. It was very easy! I did my green fabric first; next I have some fancier white fabric to try.
Here's my cute helper. He wanted to make sure I get a shot of him too.
Every time I sew, I learn new things, or at the very least gain valuable practice. I'm working on straight, even seams right now, so a tablecloth seemed like an appropriate project.
It seems like no matter how hard I try, though, my seems are still uneven and crooked. I try different speeds; I try paying very close attention to getting things straight; nothing seems to work for me. My two ideas right now are more practice (I'm okay with that) and getting my machine serviced and adjusted. I'm sure it needs it. It doesn't seem to feed the cloth through very evenly—it needs a lot of help—and when I adjust the stitch length, it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
I've included two photos of my imperfect stitching below. Anyone have any other ideas for me? I'm open to suggestions on improvement. Meanwhile, I'll keep practicing.