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DIY chalk cloth table topper

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

Well, this one has a long story behind it, but I’ll keep it short.

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

I had to try sewing with some chalk cloth a long time ago.  Perfect table topper for our play table.

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

 How to:
1.  Lay down chalk cloth right side up, lay table top down on top of it.
2.  Trace with chalk around your table.
3.  Cut out.
4.  Prime the chalk cloth by rubbing chalk all over it and wiping off.
5.  Sew 1/2″ double fold bias tape around edge using a denim needle (the chalk cloth is pretty thick).
6. Done!

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

It’s really been nice having it, the topper doubles as a table cloth and protects the table.  And what kid (or adult) doesn’t love chalk?  I do!

Noodlehead   DIY chalk cloth table topper tutorial tutorials baby kids

Sources for chalk cloth:
Joanns
Oil Cloth Addict on Etsy
Fabric.com

More info about chalk cloth from Oil Cloth Addict

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28 Responses to DIY chalk cloth table topper

  1. Dahlia 08.30.2012 at 2:26 am #

    Can you throw this in the wash? I never knew there was such a cloth…how neat!!
    And Natalie writes her name very well :)

    …thinking of you tonight as I watched Paul Ryan’s speech…

    love you all!

  2. Anuszka 08.30.2012 at 2:30 am #

    Great!

  3. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 08.30.2012 at 3:07 am #

    This is fantastic! I did not know there was such a thing as chalk cloth ooooh the possibilities!!

  4. Emily 08.30.2012 at 4:53 am #

    This is so cool!

  5. make it perfect 08.30.2012 at 5:54 am #

    very clever anna! my kids would love this :)

  6. gail 08.30.2012 at 6:00 am #

    that’s such a great idea! i love the scrappy binding!

  7. marysza 08.30.2012 at 6:20 am #

    now this is a great idea!!!

  8. Kelly 08.30.2012 at 6:56 am #

    Having a 4 year old and a 1 year, I can almost guess the story that might be behind this!! Cute idea!

  9. erica 08.30.2012 at 7:31 am #

    What a great idea! Lucky girls :)

  10. Jeni 08.30.2012 at 8:35 am #

    That is just awesome! Such a great idea!!

  11. CBH 08.30.2012 at 10:10 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 30, 2012. Thanks again.

  12. CBH 08.30.2012 at 10:10 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 30, 2012. Thanks again.

  13. Corinne 08.30.2012 at 11:13 am #

    Forget the kids – I would probably play for hours with a table topper like this :D
    Great project!

  14. Lilach Oren 08.30.2012 at 11:20 am #

    what a wonderful idea! I just love it

  15. aneela 08.30.2012 at 12:42 pm #

    This is such a sweet idea Anna, looks like it is getting plenty of use too!!

  16. Chrissy 08.30.2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Love this idea, and love how simple it is to put together!

  17. Jess@craftiness is not optional 08.30.2012 at 4:23 pm #

    awesome! I have some, just haven’t made anything with it yet besides some labels for Charlotte’s party-I love the table topper idea!

  18. kristin 08.30.2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh that’s a great idea! We have an ikea table that’s just always covered in crayon marks. Maybe we should get rid of the crayons and just go with chalk!

  19. dokumen 08.31.2012 at 4:16 am #

    thank you for sharing, I find this sooner. This point is very interesting: It’s really been nice having it, the topper doubles as a table cloth and protects the table. And what kid (or adult) doesn’t love chalk? I do!

  20. dottycookie 08.31.2012 at 5:38 am #

    That’s a brilliant idea. I have never heard of chalk cloth before!

  21. Cindy 08.31.2012 at 9:35 am #

    What a great idea- thanks for sharing!!:)

  22. Amy C 08.31.2012 at 10:04 am #

    an art table that never runs out of paper. perfect.

  23. Delia 09.02.2012 at 12:10 am #

    This is SO smart. Love it Anna. I had no idea Joann carried it.

  24. Franziska 09.02.2012 at 1:45 am #

    how cool is that! It would be something for my little one, too. Unfortunately I never heard of chalk cloth in Germany and don’t know where to buy it. But I will keep my eyes open.

  25. quirky granola girl 09.06.2012 at 11:26 am #

    i love this idea! i have some of that fabric and i have failed at finding a good use for it so far. i don’t think i have enough yardage to cover the table, but a good placemat should do for one little guy :)

  26. natalie. beyond the reef 09.08.2012 at 10:57 am #

    …and. Me, I sell chalk cloth…..little old me! Natalie@beyondthereefpatterns.com

  27. natalie. beyond the reef 09.08.2012 at 10:57 am #

    …and. Me, I sell chalk cloth…..little old me! Natalie@beyondthereefpatterns.com

  28. natalie. beyond the reef 09.08.2012 at 10:57 am #

    …and. Me, I sell chalk cloth…..little old me! Natalie@beyondthereefpatterns.com

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