Let me preface this post by saying that I have not completed this project yet. I am in the midst of making a tablecloth that looks something like this.
How will I do this, you may ask? Well, if you haven’t hung out with too many DIYers you may not know that one of the top sources for fabric is the hardware store. People have been using canvas and hemp drop cloths for many years making all those cool transfer pillows that you see on Etsy. This is what it looks like when you buy it.
I purchased the Everbuilt brand at my Home Depot for about $21.
With the right size one can actually do a table cloth that could look similar to my expensive, antique grain sack. You must prep your canvas before you try to paint any lines or design onto it. I am going simple to make it look rustic.
It requires many, many washes in the machine to really break down the fabric and make it look soft and more cloth-like. I am on wash #2 and I can tell that I have more to go.
I plan on using this cloth for our Thanksgiving dinner as well as a little neighborhood tea that is coming up and I’ll talk more about soon. Until the, back to the washing machine!