Hi! I am super thrilled to be here at seven thirty three today. My name is
Larissa and I can be found over at
My blog is full of my everyday home, crafty, sewing, cooking, and family antics. It is my little corner of
insanity sanity in a house full of men, three in miniature form and one full grown.
I heart a good fudgey brownie, tiny hand holders, a frilly dress, a prettily organized closet (which most the time are NOT my own), toilets that clean themselves, a good fluff read, sleeping babies, spray paint, a bag of starbursts, meeting new friends, a good pair of running shoes, a good belly laugh, and easy functional super fabulous crafts.
I have just one of those kind of crafts to share with you today...
High Chair Drop Cloth Tutorial
2 different coordinating vinyl tablecloths
fishy one from Target, striped one from Meijer (that is local sorry!)
Cut out 2 pieces of main print in a square to desired size. I measured mine at 38x38 since my littlest man likes to toss AND throw.
Cut out 2 pieces of coordinating print into a rectangle to fit within main square. I cut out two here, because I wanted a clean folded edge when I attached it to the main print. I couldn't "applique" it on because you can't iron vinyl...what??? Really? No really it is true. It will make more sense in a couple of steps.
Fold rectangle in half hotdog way...remember what you learned in kindergarten? Trace half of a simple outline of a fish. I tried to match the one on the main print. Once you have your pattern, cut while still folded.
Repeat with other rectangle piece.
Unfold and line up edges with like sides facing. Pin together. Don't stress if the print doesn't 100% match up, only one side of your fish will show...this is that faking the applique look part since you can't iron.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam around entire fish, leaving an opening for turning out.
Turn out carefully. Vinyl will tear easier than fabric. Once turned out, fold in the edges of the opening.
Sew opening closed, outlining the edge. DO NOT outline the entire fish yet.
Place your fish on your 1 piece of your main print. Once it is centered, pin it in place.
To attach the fish, start at the beginning of where you original sewed close the opening. Sew over those stitches and then continue.
Keep going until the entire fish is attached and outlined all cute like this.
Now as your little eater continues to test the laws of gravity with his/her lunch, you can rest assured because you have a cute little drop cloth keeping at least this square of your floor clean.
Thanks seven thirty three for letting me be part of Creativity Week.
Have fun making your own high chair drop cloth.
I LOVE the tablecloths she chose for this project. And as I told Larissa when she sent this idea in to me - this is MUCH better and CUTER than my sheet I had thrown under my sons chair. ;)