How To: Making a Table Topper

How To: Making a Table Topper

Janie Lee
Jun 12, 2009

Ohdeedoh reader Annie created this incredibly creative table topper for her coffee table. It serves a multitude of functions: it turns your coffee table into a play table; and it protects your table top; it protects your baby from the coffee table. Jump below to read about how she did it.

You'll need a fabric that you like, some felt and elastic. Annie writes on her blog Once Upon a Parent:

Flip the coffee table over and trace it on the felt. Add about three inches to the circumference to account for the thickness of the top and seam allowance (I might add another inch if I do it again, but each table's thickness will be different so measure and adjust accordingly). Cut out the felt circle and use it to cut out a fabric circle. Sew the two pieces together with right sides together leaving about a 3 inch hole (for turning right side out). Clip along the seam allowance of the entire circle (tiny slits on the wrong side from the edge to just before the stitching). Turn right side out.
Sew on the elastic (pulling it tight/stretched) to the felt side using a zigzag stitch. Then let your kids go wild!

Thanks for sharing this excellent tutorial, Annie!

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