I don't have a sewing machine, and it takes a lot for me to need one bad enough to borrow one. But I did just that when I saw this tutorial on Smashed Peas and Carrots blog showing how to secure a tablecloth.
Yes, it is July and here is my kids indoor picnic table with a Christmas tablecloth (taped underneath with black duct tape). No hurry, huh?
Here is the after with sewn corners to keep it in place. Soooo much better than the duct tape which keeps falling off after awhile.
Not too bad for my first attempt...
I liked it so much I did both of my kids' craft desks, too!
And finally, as long as I had the sewing machine out, I did the kitchen table, too...
Thanks for the great idea, Maggie!