How to Reuse an Old Tablecloth

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So I’m reading my issue of House Beautiful (which I got for free because Budget Living Magazine tanked) and I found these great tips on how to make your own duvet cover and shower curtain using a old table cloths.

Here’s how to do it:

Duvet Cover: Find an oversize old tablecloth. Measure a queen duvet cover. Take a white linen (or any white sheet) and mark it off with the measurements. Pin the tablecloth to it. Cut off excess fabric. Sew them together to make a pocket.

Shower Curtain: Stitch together a different colored fabric onto the back of a tablecloth. Use a sewing machine to make buttonholes on top of the curtain. You can also use a kit to install grommets, making sure they’re evenly spaced. Hang with decorative hooks and a hotel or plastic liner.

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  • Tina

    When Budget Living ceased publication, they fulfilled the rest of my subscription with Redbook! I would rather be getting House Beautiful or Shop ETC. Unfortunately, the last few issues of BL had moved in a more mainstream editorial direction.

  • I was so mad when I started getting House Beautiful instead of my beloved Budget Living! I wrote them a mean letter and demanded that they stop sending that crap to my house. Grrr.

  • Jinah

    ARE YOU KIDDING? I looooved Budget Living. What a drag.

  • k

    Thanks for the tip!  And you’re lucky; when BL tanked, I got Shop ETC. Definitely not budget related at all.